HBCU Round-Up: SWAC Softball Players of the Week: March 1


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama State has swept the weekly softball honors as third baseman Kendall Core and pitcher Vanessa Bradford were recognized by the Southwestern Athletic Conference as softball players of the week for games occurring from Feb. 21-26.

Hitter of the Week

Kendall Core

3B | Sr. | 5-3 | Benicia, Calif.

Core powered the Alabama State offense at the plate this past week with a pair of home runs and nine runs batted in. The senior finished the week hitting .333 (4-of-12), and she had two games with four or more runs batted in this week. The senior knocked in five runs in a 12-3 victory Tennessee State with a three-run home run, and knocked in another four against Belmont with her fourth home run of the season. Thus far, Core is the league leader in runs batted in with 18 on the year.

Pitcher of the Week

Vanessa Bradford

RHP | Fr. | 5-9 | Atlanta, Ga.

Bradford made two starts, winning her third game of the season in a 12-3 victory over Tennessee State. For the week, Bradford logged 10 innings, allowing seven runs (six earned) and striking out six. In the victory this week, Bradford logged five innings and allowed just three runs (two earned) on six hits and five strikeouts. Bradford is 3-3 so far in her maiden collegiate season and stands third in the SWAC with 23 strikeouts.