Off to a 13-2 start to the 2011 season, the Seward County Lady Saints have been piling up awards from the KJCCC in the early going and after sweeping the weekly conference awards for the second time in three weeks again this week, they have now claimed 5 of the 6 total awards so far this season. Michelle Duford was named the conference’s Player of the Week this week after hitting .571 in five Lady Saints games. She was 3 for 4 in Seward’s opener against Trinidad on Monday and followed that up by scoring 4 runs in the second game of the double header against the Lady Trojans. On Sunday the Lady Saints freshman would lead them to the Pratt Tournament Championship as she went 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles and 2 RBI’s in Seward’s semifinal win before extending her hitting streak to a team high 7 games in the title game win. Sydney Cicchetti picks up her third straight Pitcher of the Week award

after continuing to pile up the numbers on a sophomore season that has seen her get out to a 7-1 start. On Saturday against Northern Oklahoma Cicchetti threw all 7 innings of the Lady Saints win over the Mavs while allowing just 4 hits and no earned runs while striking out 6. Her best game came Sunday when she struck out a career high 14 while allowing 4 hits and 1 run in the Lady Saints Pratt Tournament Championship Game win over the host Lady Beavers.