Softball player of the week (4/29): Lovejoy's Sami Curry
What she did: Curry reached base in all nine of her at-bats in a first-round playoff series against Marshall, going 8-for-8 with a walk. Lovejoy’s leadoff hitter had four doubles, one triple, five RBIs and scored six runs to lead the District 13-4A champion to a two-game sweep with wins of 16-0 and 11-0. Lovejoy (26-7) advanced to play Whitehouse in the area round of the Class 4A playoffs.
Who is she? A senior shortstop. She will play college softball for UT-Tyler.
The stats: Curry is hitting .544 with 40 RBIs, and she has scored 62 runs. She has 18 doubles, five triples, one home run and 21 stolen bases.
She said it: “I’ve definitely been hitting more outside of practice, just trying to stay consistent and prepare for college.”
Coach said it: “She has always been a good hitter, but being a senior this year, her patience and discipline at the plate have really improved.” — Amanda Douglas
Did you know? Curry is thinking about pursuing a career as a forensic accountant. … Curry was named the District 11-3A offensive player of the year last season, and after Lovejoy moved up to 4A this season, she finished the regular season ranked 10th among area 4A players in hits.