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Tech's Brown Named ACC Co-Player of the Week

Feb. 20, 2006

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Savannah Brown and Virginia Tech’s Angela Tincher were named Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Players of the Week, announced by the league office on Monday.

Brown led the Yellow Jackets to the Lady Panther Invitational Championship last weekend and a 5-1 record. Brown, a sophomore catcher from Ej Cajon, Calif., hit safely in all six games and ended the week with a .647 average, one home run, seven runs batted in, two doubles, four walks and one stolen base.

In a doubleheader against Chattanooga, Brown went 5-for-7, with a home run and two RBIs. Over the weekend, Brown finished four games 6-for-11 (.545), with one double, three walks and drove in five runs. She currently has a six-game hitting streak going for the Jackets and has at least one RBI in five of Tech’s last six games.

Tincher had an impressive week in the circle, striking out 25 batters in just 10 innings of work at Charlotte’s Holiday Inn Green & White Tournament. The sophomore from Eagle Rock, Va., struck out 19 of the 26 batters she faced in seven innings of work against UNC Greensboro, leading the Hokies to the 3-0 win. Tincher allowed just two hits and a walk in the game, which began on Saturday, but had to be completed on Sunday due to poor weather in the Charlotte area.

Tincher came on in relief against the Spartans later Sunday afternoon, and earned her first save of the season with three hitless innings in the 9-1 Virginia Tech win. Tincher struck out six batters and allowed just two walks as the Hokies claimed the tournament crown. Tincher was named the tournament’s MVP.

On the week, Tincher posted a perfect 0.00 ERA, allowing just two hits and three walks in two appearances.

The Yellow Jackets will continue on the road, traveling to the prestigious NFCA Leadoff Classic, Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26. Tech will take on No. 6 Alabama (Noon) and Hofstra (7:30 p.m.) on Friday and No. 1 Michigan (12:30 p.m.) on Saturday.

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