FRISCO, Texas – McNeese’s Morgan Catron, Abilene Christian’s Hannah Null and Nicholls’ Megan Landry are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Softball Co-Pitchers of the Week – Hannah Null, Abilene Christian – Sr. – Highland Village, Texas; Megan Landry, Nicholls – Jr. – Pierre Part, La. Null tossed two complete games and held her opponents to a .180 batting average on a 2-0 week inside the circle. She opened the weekend against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi striking out five en route to a 8-0 shutout over the Islanders. The senior from Highland Village, Texas, followed that up by surrendering just three hits in the series finale and fanning another five. She ended the week with an ERA of 0.50. Catron continued her dominance at the plate, going 6-of-12 on a 2-2 week for the Cowgirls. The senior from Mineola hit safely in all four games, including a .556 performance over the weekend against the Lady Demons. She led the Cowgirls to the series win in Saturday’s finale, going 3-of-4 from the plate and notching a double. For the week, Catron slugged .583, recorded three doubles and snagged a pair of bases. Null and Landry share the pitcher award, each earning two wins on the weekend. Null went 2-0 in a three-game series this weekend against the Islanders to lead the Wildcats (12-17, 6-6 SLC) to the series win. They host Baylor on Tuesday at 6 p.m., and then will travel to Thibodaux to face Nicholls (23-10, 9-3 SLC) this weekend beginning Friday at 4 p.m. Landry tallied her two wins against Central Arkansas (17-15, 8-4 SLC). This is her third award of the season and second in three weeks. Softball Hitter of the Week – Morgan Catron, McNeese – 1B/DP – Sr. – Mineola, Texas Catron becomes the first player to win back-to-back weekly awards this season. She helped lead the Cowgirls (24-12, 7-5 SLC) to a series win over league leaders Northwestern State (21-11, 9-3 SLC). McNeese hosts nationally ranked LSU on Tuesday in a game that will broadcast on Cox Sports before welcoming Texas A&M-Corpus Christi this weekend (9-25-1, 1-11 SLC). First pitch for tomorrow’s game is scheduled for 6:07 p.m. CT. Landry earned wins in both of her starts against Central Arkansas, allowing just one run while striking out eight in 12.2 innings of work. She started the weekend with a complete game four-hitter in the Colonels’ 2-1 victory. In the finale, she pitched 5.2 innings and fanned five batters toward a 5-0 win. She finished the week with a 0.55 ERA and .178 opponents’ batting average. Honorable Mention: Alexsandra Flores, McNeese; Makayla Sikes, Stephen F. Austin; Lindsey McLeod, Sam Houston State. Honorable Mention: Delaney Guzman, UIW; Amber Landry, Stephen F. Austin; Shannon Klaus, Lamar.
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday registered a case in the alleged dope issue of grappler wrestler Narsingh Yadav for a detailed probe.The case was registered by the CBI on the request of the Haryana government and further notification from the government of India, said a CBI officer.The CBI had taken over the case from the Haryana Police which had filed an FIR on July 27.The case has been registered under Sections 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc., with intent to commit an offence), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.Wrestler Jitesh has been named in the FIR for allegedly spiking Yadav’s “meal or water” before the Rio Olympics, sources said.CBI spokesperson Devpreet Singh did not reveal the name of the wrestler who allegedly spiked Yadav’s meal or water but confirmed that he resided at Daryapur Kalan in Delhi.”The complainant had made allegations against the wrestler for mixing up some restricted material (narcotic) in Yadav’s meal or water to stop his participation in the Rio Olympics, for which he had qualified,” the officer told IANS.”It was further alleged that the wrestler was earlier found positive in a dope test,” the officer said.Yadav was tested positive on June 25 for a banned substance ahead of the Rio Olympics, which began from August 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on September 16 referred the alleged dope case of Yadav to the CBI.After arriving from Rio de Janeiro, WFI President Brijbhushan Sharan Singh requested the Prime Minister’s Office that the probe be carried out by the country’s premier investigating agency.advertisementThe complaint was later forwarded to the CBI.