Tusculum softball outfielder Delaney Guerrero has been named the Applebee's Female Student-Athlete of the Month for February.
Guerrero hit .511 (24-for-47) with two doubles, one triple and one home run, and drove in 10 runs to help the Pioneers open the season with an 8-6 record. Guerrero hit safely in 11 of the Pioneers' 14 games, with nine multi-hit games including four in a row to end the month. Among Guerrero's February highlights were going 2-for-4 with a triple and three runs batted in against Claflin in the season opener on Feb. 9, finishing 6-for-7 with a home run, four RBIs, three runs scored and two stolen bases in a doubleheader sweep at Converse on Feb. 15, and going 3-for-4 with a run scored against Limestone on Feb. 18. Guerrero also went 5-for-8 with an RBI in a twinbill at Lander on Feb. 24, and finished 4-for-7 with two doubles and three runs scored in a doubleheader sweep of Glenville State on Feb. 25.
The sophomore from Elgin, South Carolina leads the Pioneers in batting average, hits and on-base percentage (.500) and shares the team lead with 10 runs scored. Guerrero is tied for second on the Pioneers with 10 runs batted in, and ranks second on the team in slugging percentage at .660. She ranks second in the South Atlantic Conference with her .511 batting average, and is ninth with 31 total bases. Guerrero is ninth in the SAC in on-base percentage and 10th overall in slugging percentage. On defense, Guerrero has started all 14 games in right field and handled 22 of 23 chances successfully with one assist.
The Tusculum College Student-Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar of Greeneville. The Applebee’s Student-Athlete of the Month Award honors one male and one female student-athlete each month from an in-season sport during the 2017-2018 academic year, recognizing their hard work, effort and performance.