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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 1:35 p.m.

Softball junior picks up A-10 weekly honor

Junior Autumn Taylor heads to home plate in game two of an earlier doubleheader against Dayton. Hatchet File Photo.

This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Mary Ellen McIntire

Junior Autumn Taylor is the Atlantic 10 Softball Player of the Week, after leading the Colonials in victories against George Mason and St. Bonaventure last week.

Taylor hit a double and two home runs in three contests, while also scoring six runs and driving home six. In the opening game of GW’s doubleheader against St. Bonaventure, she recorded a four-hit performance. In the third inning, the outfielder hit a two-run home run – her 10th of the season – tying the single-season program record set by Jackie Yaniga in 2005.

Taylor leads GW with 30 RBIs and 21 extra-base hits for the season. The Colonials visit Saint Louis for their regular-season finale Saturday, where Taylor will test her seven-game hitting streak.