ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis freshman pitcher Kaylea Chappelle has been selected the first Atlantic 10 Conference softball Rookie of the Week for 2017. Chappelle appeared in three of the Billikens’ five games at Kennesaw State’s Phyllis Rafter Memorial Tournament Feb. 10-12.
In her collegiate debut, Chappelle struck out three in two scoreless relief innings vs. Kennesaw State. She collected her first win as a Billiken vs. South Carolina State, going the distance and fanning five while allowing five hits and one walk in a 10-4 SLU victory.
Chappelle tossed a perfect relief frame with one strikeout vs. Austin Peay.
For the weekend, Chappelle posted a 2.80 ERA, yielded just seven hits in 10 innings, struck out nine and walked only one.The Billikens (3-2) return to action at Chattanooga’s Frost Classic Feb. 24-26.