Northwestern State’s Jones, Guile sweep weekly Southland Conference awards

After winning all four games this past week, Northwestern State continued its sweeping ways as the Lady Demons captured the Southland Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Monday.

Sophomore Cayla Jones racked up 10 RBIs in NSU’s four wins, while pitcher Samantha Guile produced three wins from the circle.

Jones went 6-for-16 with two home runs and a double, accounting for at least one RBI in each win.

The second baseman accounted for the tying run at Grambling in an eventual 7-3 win, a grand slam to lift NSU to the opening win against Southeastern and a two-run double that stretched a one-run lead in the second win of the series.

Jones added a solo home run in a 4-3, 10-inning win, also scoring two of her four runs on the week.

Guile totaled 14 innings with just one run allowed on seven hits in three appearances.

The Bossier City native entered the Grambling game with the bases loaded and no outs trailing 3-2, and she got out of the jam unscathed en route to three scoreless innings.

Guile pitched a three-hit complete game in which SLU scored just one run in a 6-1 win before she picked up another relief win the series finale, pitching the final four innings without a run allowed in the 10-inning victory.

She struck out 12 batters with just four free passes on the week.

Jones leads the team with a .356 batting average, 29 runs scored and six home runs.

Guile (6-7) pulled into the team lead in wins and lowered her season ERA to 2.91.

The series sweep of Southeastern pushed NSU (18-16, 9-3 SLC) into first place in the SLC as NSU has won its last five games.

NSU has swept two of its four SLC series to date with a trip to Nicholls (16-16, 6-3 SLC) slated for this weekend.