NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A historical outing at the plate helped launch Belmont Softball's Jess Andree (Darien, Ill.) into this week's Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week honor. It marks the second time in her career she has garnered the recognition.
Andree became just the 12th player in NCAA history to record two grand slams in a single game over the weekend at the Mercer Bears Classic. She accomplished the feat in a marathon 10 inning slugfest with host-Mercer to close the three-day tournament.
The Darien, Ill., native batted .500 to on the first day of the tournament, going 3-for-6 with a homer run and a pair of RBI in games versus first-time opponent Eastern Michigan and Mercer. On day two against Savannah State, Andree went 1-for-3 at the plate. On the final day of the Bears Classic, she went 4-for-9 over the two games with the pair of historic grand slams.
She finished the weekend with a blistering slugging percentage of .944.
Andree and the rest of the Bruins return to action on Tuesday, March 21 at home against in-state rival Memphis for a single game. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m. Live stats will be available.