Cumberland’s Antonelli, Trevecca’s Carr named TSWA softball award winners


NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Cumberland University’s Brigid Antonelli and Trevecca University’s Savannah Carr were named the Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association on Tuesday for their performances for games March 19-25.

Antonelli batted .364 (8-for-22) with six RBIs and seven runs scored in six games for the Phoenix. The Redondo Beach, Calif., native posted two hits in both ends of a doubleheader versus Bryan College, scoring three runs and driving in another in the sweep for CU.

The junior singled, walked twice, scored three times and drove in a run in the first of two doubleheaders at Shawnee State. She singled twice, drove in four runs and scored once in the third contest against the Bears and singled in the finale versus SSU.

Antonelli is batting .354 with four doubles, one home run, 19 RBIs and 21 runs scored in 29 contests this season for Cumberland.


Carr tossed 10.0 innings over two appearances for the Trojans, allowing one run on six hits with nine strikeouts. The Springfield, Tenn., native worked three innings of relief against Hillsdale College, giving up one run on two hits with three strikeouts.

The junior righthander tossed a complete-game shutout versus the Chargers, allowing four hits with six strikeouts in a 5-0 victory. Carr is 6-1 with a 1.78 ERA in 11 appearances this season covering 35.1 innings, striking out 23. Opponents are batting .220 against her.

February 20 – Bailey Alexander, Trevecca University (Player); Lacie Rinus, Carson-Newman (Pitcher)
February 27 – Jocelyn De La Cruz, Middle Tennessee (Player); Caylan Arnold, Tennessee (Pitcher)
March 6 – Kyler Trosclair-Klatt, Memphis (Player); Caylan Arnold, Tennessee (Pitcher)
March 13 – Lexi Rouse, Belmont (Player); Molly Smith, Memphis (Pitcher)
March 20 – Essence Strambler, Maryville College (Player); Kayley Caplinger, Cumberland University (Pitcher)