The Montreat Cavaliers Track & Field teams competed at UNC Charlotte in a two-day meet on Friday and Saturday, and once again the Cavs track squad turned in a handful of excellent performances. "Every meet there's a surprise or two," explains Coach Herbert "and this meet was no different. We've got such a young group of guys that they are not only physically improving, but they are learning how to race at this level."
For the first time in her career, Melina Wilkinson has earned AAC Player of the Week recognition. Wilkinson hit .481 with three homeruns and eight RBIs last week. She also had a triple and scored 10 runs. Wilkinson ranks in the top 50 nationally in eight statistical categories including fifth in total triples with 4. At the time of the Player of the Week award, her .413 batting average had her ranked 10th in the AAC, she is now up to 9th with a .414 average.
Amber Smith got the nod on the mound for game 1 and threw a no-hitter, shutout game, getting the win of 8-0 in 5 short innings. The Cavaliers came out swinging in the first inning with Chesney Moss and Dezaree Avallone hitting back to back triples. Caitlin Parker drove in a run in the bottom of the 3rd followed by Melina Wilkinson jacking a grand slam to seal the fate of the Rams.