For the second time in her career, University of Evansville sophomore Eryn Gould has garnered Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week accolades.
Gould had a stellar week for the Purple Aces, batting .444 with a pair of home runs and a .583 on-base percentage to lead UE to a road sweep at Missouri State. Gould was 4-for-9 with two homers, seven RBI and four runs scored. She added three walks.
“Eryn had a huge weekend at the plate,” Aces head softball coach Mat Mundell said. “She has been locked in for the past few weeks. It is good to see her getting the hits to fall.”
In the weekend opener, Gould was 1-3 with a run and RBI in a close 3-1 win. Gould followed that up with a 2-4 game with a pair of RBI and two runs in an 11-7 win over the Bears. The performance included a home run. Her top game came in a 5-4 win on Saturday as she was 1-2 with a grand slam and two walks. Gould finished the weekend slugging 1.111.
Last season, Gould earned the award on March 26 in a weekend that saw her register six hits in seven at-bats against UNI.
Up next for Gould and the Aces is a trip to Indiana State for a 3 p.m. CT game against the Sycamores. This weekend, they welcome Valparaiso to Cooper Stadium for the final home games of the year.