Softball Player of the Week - April 17, 2018

Samantha Varela, Penn State Hazleton

Junior | OF | Hazleton, PA

Samantha Varela of Penn State Hazleton is the USCAA Softball Player of the Week. The junior from Hazleton, PA owned the batter’s box last week, notching team highs with four home runs and 14 runs driven in as Hazleton climbed the standings with a 5-3 week on the diamond.  Varela had four multi-hit games, slugging well over 1.000.  Her biggest hit came on a solo home run Friday afternoon, lifting the Lady Lions to a 1-0 victory over Penn State Schuylkill.  Overall, Varela was 14-25, with 13 runs, 3 doubles, a triple, and four home runs.  On the mound, she provided 22.2 innings pitched, allowing a 1.54 ERA.

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