Softball Sweeps SSC Players Of The Week

Britney Pugh (L) and Natalia Ojeda swept the Sunshine State Conference softball awards. Photos by Andy Meng (L) and Joel Auerbach.

WINTER PARK, Fla.--Barry's Natalia Ojeda and Britney Pugh have been named Sunshine State Conference Softball Players of the Week presented by VALIC.

Senior shortstop Natalia Ojeda led the Buccaneers to a 4-1 weekly mark, including an SSC series sweep of Nova Southeastern. Ojeda batted .467 with two runs and two RBI. She tallied multiple hits in three games and had a double in a 6-1 win in the series opener against the Sharks. Batting in the lead-off position, Ojeda posted a .579 on-base percentage and showed discipline at the plate, drawing four walks. She concluded the week with a .533 slugging percentage and .900 fielding mark.

Junior Britney Pugh picked up a pair of complete-game victories for the Buccaneers. She tossed a 2-0 shutout against No. 20 Molloy. Working seven innings, Pugh scattered six hits with one walk. She struck out three. Pugh then recorded a 5-1 SSC win over Nova Southeastern. She permitted one earned run on five hits with no walks. She struck out four Shark batters. Pugh concluded the week with a 0.50 ERA.

For more than half a century, VALIC has served as a leading retirement plan provider for higher education, as well as for K-12 schools and school districts, healthcare, government and other not-for-profit institutions. VALIC has more than $65 billion in total assets under management and manages plans for nearly 25,000 groups serving nearly two million plan participants. VALIC represents The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc., and VALIC Retirement Services Company.

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