For the second week in a row, Francis Marion University right fielder Carson Shannon has been named the Peach Belt Conference Softball Freshman of the Week, this time for the week of Feb. 3-9.
Shannon hit .500 in four games for the Patriots with four doubles and eight runs batted in. The Bishopville, S.C., native had hits and RBIs in all four games as the Patriots went 3-1, opening with a 2-for-3 effort at Belmont Abbey College with two doubles and five RBIs. She was 2-for-4 with another double and RBI in the finale against Newberry College. She had an .833 slugging percentage and .600 on-base percentage with three walks drawn and no strikeouts, while scoring four runs.
Shannon has safely reached base in all eight games this season and is batting .478. She is tied for the conference lead with 11 RBIs and also leads the league in doubles (6). She has struck out only once in 31 plate appearances.
Francis Marion (7-1) will host the Patriot Invitational Tournament this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the FMU Softball Stadium. On Friday, FMU will play Chowan University at 3 p.m. and Mercy College at 5 p.m. Daily admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students, and FMU students are admitted free with identification.
Shannon is a product of Robert E. Lee Academy, where she earned both All-State and All-Region honors. She is a pre-nursing major.