Nix, McGill receive Player & Pitcher of the Week honors

Nix, McGill receive Player & Pitcher of the Week honors

OCALA--The College of Central Florida softball team swept the Region 8 Player of the Week awards for the last voting period.

Kalen McGill and Caeley Nix were named Pitcher and Player of the Week respectively.

McGill went 3-0 and didn't allow a run on six hits over 13 2/3 innings.

In her final win of the week against Hillsborough Community College, McGill tied the single-season school record for wins by a pitcher (31).

The mark of 31 was set by Kristen Keyes in 2001. Keyes went on to pitch at Auburn after her time at CF. 

Nix, a freshman out of North Marion High School, went 14-for-23 during the voting period and scored 12 runs. She added one double, two triples and eight RBI.

She hit safely in all six games and was 7-for-8 with five runs scored and four RBI in a sweep of Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Led by McGill and Nix, the Patriots ended the Mid-Florida Conference season at 23-1, best mark ever for a conference champion.

The Patriots also were ranked No. 1 in the final Region 8 Coaches Poll to cap off a banner regular season.

CF has now won two straight conference titles and finished third in 2014.

The Lady Patriots will close out their regular-season home schedule this Saturday with a doubleheader against Indian River State College at 1 and 3 p.m. They will honor all sophomores in a small ceremony prior to the start of game 1.