With a 5-1 record last week, the Constantine varsity softball team managed to take claim a Southwestern Athletic Conference victory, a county tournament win and a tournament championship.
At 16-4 overall, the Falcons got a big lift during that span from several players, but it was hard to top the production of senior pitcher/infielder Mercedes Cole, whom we selected as the Safety Glasses USA Softball Player of the Week for St. Joseph County.
Last Monday the Falcons swept Watervliet 12-0 and 12-2, before topping Sturgis 4-0 the following day in a St. Joseph County Tournament game.
Cole earned two wins and a save in the circle, allowing only 10 hits and three earned runs in 21 innings. She struck out a total of 34 batters.
At the plate, Cole registered six hits (two doubles) and drove in a pair of runs.