Fayetteville (SEC) - Two Ladyback softball players and one Razorback pitcher were recognized by the Southeastern Conference Monday.
Sophomore Drew Smyly was named the Pitcher of the Week. The lefthander from Little Rock held Kentucky to one run on four hits in seven innings on Saturday, striking out five. His 1.60 ERA is the lowest in the SEC.
Senior Miranda Dixon was named the SEC Player of the Week. The designated player led the Razorbacks in five offensive categories as Arkansas took two of three from the #8 Georgia Bulldogs. Dixon finished the three-game series with a .444 average, four hits, 4 RBIs, 7 total bases, a .778 slugging percentage and a .545 on-base percentage. In the Razorbacks, 3-2 extra inning win to open the series, Dixon combined with senior Sandra Smith to go 4-for-7 in the game with two RBIs. With Arkansas in front 7-5 in the sixth inning of the second game on Friday, Dixon's three-run home run extended the Razorback lead to 10-5 and allowed more breathing room for the pitching staff.