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NFCA Names Lane National Hitter of the Week

NFCA Names Lane National Hitter of the Week

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Covenant softball junior Morgan Lane has been selected as the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) National Hitter of the Week, announced the organization on Wednesday morning.

Lane becomes the first player to earn the honor in program history. She was also named USA South Player of the Week on Monday.

Lane, a junior from Chattanooga, Tennessee, was perfect at the plate, going a combined 4-for-4 with three home runs, eight RBIs, five runs scored, one double, and two walks as the Lady Scots swept a doubleheader from Agnes Scott last week. In the second game, a 13-2 win, Lane went 3-for-3 with two homers, six RBIs and three runs scored. Lane is batting a robust .550 this season with three home runs and 13 RBIs.

Freshman Joni Johnson was also listed in the Top Performances of the Week category by the NFCA. Johnson was tabbed as the USA South Rookie Pitcher of the Week after throwing five shutout innings and picking up a save and a win in the sweep of Agnes Scott.

Washington (Mo.) University's Annie Pitkin was the National Pitcher of the Week.

Covenant will take its 5-1 record into USA South play this weekend with doubleheaders at Greensboro (Friday) and Ferrum (Saturday).

Be sure to follow the Scots all season long on athletics.covenant.edu and on social media at FacebookTwitter and Instagram for up-to-date scores, news and other information.

About the NFCA

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) is the professional growth organization for fastpitch softball coaches from all competitive levels of play. 

The idea for a softball coaching association first developed from discussions at the National Collegiate Women's Softball Championships in the early 1980s. Although mostly collegiate coaches comprised the organization's membership in the early days, today's college coaches are joined by high school and travel ball/club coaches, umpires, as well as other fans of fastpitch softball. In 1997, the Association's membership reached the 2,000 mark, and today there are more than 4,300 members.