Vandergriff Named Southern Conference Softball Player-of-the-Week

Tuesday, March 05, 2002

Johnson City, Tenn. (Mar. 5, 2002) -- East Tennessee State sophomore pitcher/shortstop Tiffany Vandergriff (Sale Creek, Tenn.) was named Southern Conference Softball Player of the Week for her performance in the University of Georgia Bulldog Invitational from Feb. 22-24. Vandergriff was on fire in ETSU's six games in the tournament, hitting .529 in the tournament with nine hits in 17 at bats, including two doubles and her first home run of the season. Vandergriff also knocked in three runs and stole four bases in four attempts while racking up a .824 slugging percentage and a .619 on base percentage. Her two best games of the weekend came against Southern Conference rival Appalachian State. In a 7-0 win over the Mountaineers on Feb. 23, Vandergriff went 3-4, with a home run, three runs scored, three RBI and a stolen base. In a tighter rematch on Feb. 24, the Bucs won 4-3 as Vandergriff went 3-4 again, with a run scored and a stolen base. Vandergriff scored the game-tying run for ETSU in the bottom of the seventh in the dramatic come-from-behind victory. The Bucs went 3-3 in the tournament, defeating the Mountaineers twice and Marshall once. Vandergriff leads the Bucs this season, batting .424 with two home runs, 10 RBI and seven stolen bases. East Tennessee State softball returns to action this weekend from the Western Kentucky Invitational from Bowling Green, Ky.
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WSOC Radford 2 F
Aug 22 ETSU 3
MSOC ETSU 1 F
Aug 23 Virginia Tech (Exh.) 0
WSOC ETSU 5 F
Aug 24 Tennessee Tech 1
WSOC Appalachian St. Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 28, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29
WCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29, 9:00 a.m. Morgan State University
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29, 5:00 p.m. California State University, Sacramento
MSOC ETSU Richmond, Va.
Aug 29, 7:00 p.m. William & Mary
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 30, 12:00 p.m. UNC Charlotte
WSOC Campbell Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 31, 1:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC ETSU Richmond, Va.
Aug 31, 3:30 p.m. VCU
WSOC South Carolina St. Johnson City. Tenn.
Sep 2, 6:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 3:00 p.m. The College of William and Mary
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. George Mason University
WSOC Alabama A&M Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 6, 12:00 p.m. University of Maryland