Harrell And Quick Earn Weekly C-USA Accolades
Feb. 13, 2006
IRVING, Texas - For their efforts in leading East Carolina to a perfect 5-0 weekend record and the FAU Worth Invitational title, senior Ashley Quick and junior Keli Harrell were named Conference USA Hitter and Co-Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Harrell shares her honor with Houston sophomore Angel Shamblin, who one-hit No. 22 Oregon in her first start of the season. Quick, who delivered two game-winning hits, and Harrell, who was 3-0 in the circle with 21 strikeouts, were instrumental in leading the Pirates to the championship.
Quick batted .455 (5-for-11) with five RBIs helping lead the Pirates to the FAU Worth Invitational championship. The senior delivered two-game winning hits during the Pirates' 5-0 start to the season. Quick had the lone RBI in a 1-0 victory over FAU and also delivered a two-run, seventh-inning double in a 3-1 victory over Purdue.
Harrell went 3-0 with complete game victories over Bethune-Cookman, Purdue and South Carolina on the weekend en route to earning MVP honors at the FAU Worth Invitational. The junior fanned 21 batters in 21 innings pitched surpassing the 500 career strikeout mark. She is only the ninth player in C-USA history to achieve that feat.
Harrell shares the Pitcher of the Week honor with Shamblin, who limited No. 22 Oregon to just one hit as she opened her season with a complete-game shutout at the Wilson/DeMarini Invitational. The sophomore fanned eight Ducks in her seven innings of work and carried a perfect game into the fifth inning before allowing a walk.