|Cashion Named SoCon Player Of Month|
|Written by Megan Samassa|
|Friday, 05 April 2013 22:56|
Appalachian State University senior Allie Cashion has been named as the Southern Conference Softball Player of the Month for March, the league announced Friday. Cashion hit .446 with 20 hits including eight doubles and a team-high six home runs in 17 contests last month. The left fielder kicked off the month of March with a
seven-game hitting streak during which she hit .520 with five multi-hit games.
The Waxhaw, N.C. native earned SoCon Player of the Week honors the week of March 10 when she went 4-for-6 at the plate with a double, two home runs, five RBI and three runs in a doubleheader against Western Carolina. Cashion capped off the series with two hits in Sunday's series finale.
The senior continued to lead Appalachian offensively as she went 4-for-9 against Charleston Southern on March 13 and added two home runs against Winthrop the following week. The left fielder chased the career doubles record at Chattanooga as she had a pair of doubles and came within one of the record when she lace her third double of the series in game two.
Cashion's hot bat helped lead the Mountaineers to a series sweep of College of Charlestion and increased the Apps' home record to 6-0 on the season. The senior went 4-for-9 with four RBI in the series and scored four runs.
The senior batted .444 with four homers and 13 RBI against SoCon foes during the month including back-to-back games with home runs to start and end the month. She currently ranks fourth in the conference in batting (.385) and is tied for second in doubles (10).
Cashion and the Mountaineers will be back in action on Saturday, April 6 when they take on Elon in a doubleheader at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium. Game one of the doubleheader is slated to begin at 1 p.m.
Photo Courtesy: Allie Cashion, ASU Athletics
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