Hawks’ Anderson, Weaver earn WCAC honors

Sean Cordy - Sports
Emma Anderson (left) and Natalie Weaver (right) earned WCAC recognition for their 2019 seasons. PHOTOS BY SEAN CORDY/THE PERRY CHIEF

After going through a coaching change early in the season, Woodward-Granger softball leaned on its young talent to turn the campaign around. Among those leading the charge were Emma Anderson and Natalie Weaver to break into the second round of the postseason after starting the season with a double-digit losing streak. In light of their accomplishments to rally the group, they earned all-conference status in the WCAC.

Emma Anderson (C) - Honorable Mention

The freshman catcher put in the most time behind the plate and caught five runners stealing and was second on the team with a .926 fielding percentage in conference play. But even more than her ability on defense, Anderson was second on the team with 26 runs scored and held a .341 on-base percentage. She had six extra-base hits but found even more production by stealing 23 bases and was only caught once.

Natalie Weaver (IF) - Honorable Mention

Primarily playing third base, the sophomore led the team with 32 hits and 26 runs. She also had the luxury to help drive in Anderson on a number of a plate appearances and in total had 22 RBIs. Weaver also led the team with 14 extra-base hits between 13 doubles and one round-tripper. Playing on the hot corner, Weaver had 156 chances in the field and contributed 84 assists and 33 putouts as well.