Maize, Connolly Both Tapped for BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Morgan Maize hit .500 and launched her second grand slam of the season on Saturday.

Morgan Maize hit .500 and launched her second grand slam of the season on Saturday.

March 31, 2014

NEW YORK - After a dominant weekend at Providence, DePaul softball's Mary Connolly and Morgan Maize each received spots on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.

The Blue Demons went 2-2 on the week, improving to 20-8 overall on the season and staying perfect in BIG EAST Conference action at 4-0.

Maize had a dominant Saturday against Providence, batting 5-for-7 with two home runs and seven RBI in a doubleheader sweep -- including her second grand slam of the season.

The sophomore third baseman batted .500 overall for the week and set career-highs for RBI (6) and runs (3) while recording her first multi-homer game in a 12-0 win at Providence. She tied for a team-high with 11 total bases during the week's four games and added two walks at Louisville to finish the week with a .583 on-base percentage.

Connolly connected for two home runs, launching a three-run shot at Louisville and a two-run shot at Providence. The junior first baseman led the Blue Demons with five runs scored this week and recorded RBI's in three-of-four games, while tying for a team-high with 11 total bases.

Additionally, Connolly added a five-inning shutout win over Providence on Saturday. She improved to 3-2 overall with four strikeouts, allowing just three hits in a 12-0 win.

The Blue Demons return home to Lincoln Park this weekend, hosting Notre Dame and Seton Hall at Cacciatore Stadium. DePaul faces the Fighting Irish at 5:00 p.m. on Friday before getting back to conference play with a 12:00 p.m. start for a doubleheader against the Pirates. On Sunday, SHU and DePaul finish up the series at 11:00 a.m.



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