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Intelligencer/N-R Athlete of the Week

Shadyside Tigers pitcher Megan Heagney is already known as one of the top hurlers in the Ohio Valley.

She hasn’t done anything to dispel those notions.

Last week she beat both Monroe Central and Magnolia by tossing shutouts.

She had seven strikeouts in the victory against the Seminoles and bounced back to have an even better performance with 15 strikeouts in the victory against the Blue Eagles.

On the season, Heagney has an ERA of 0.90 this season, with 61 strikeouts and just eight walks in 40 innings.

Against the Seminoles, the junior showed she is also a force to be reckoned with at the plate.

She had a grand slam in the third inning and added a two-run shot later and had seven RBIs as the Tigers rolled to the victory.

“We’re always going to count on her pitching,” Shadyside coach Jullian Ongley said. “As she showed against Monroe Central, she can do both. She can also be that big hitter that we need her to be.”

She has been as consistent at the plate as she is throwing to it, hitting .368 for the season, with three home runs and 13 runs batted in. She has an on-base percentage of .435 and a slugging percentage of .947.

She always keeps her team in the game, one way or another.

“It’s a good feeling knowing we are always going to be in a game when she is on the mound,” Ongley said. “She is going to battle and keep us in games.”

Intelligencer/N-R Athlete of the Week

Shadyside Tigers pitcher Megan Heagney is already known as one of the top hurlers in the Ohio Valley.

She hasn’t done anything to dispel those notions.

Last week, she beat both Monroe Central and Magnolia by tossing shutouts.

She had seven strikeouts in the victory against the Seminoles and bounced back to have an even better performance with 15 strikeouts in the victory against the Blue Eagles.

On the season, Heagney has an ERA of 0.90 this season, with 61 strikeouts and just eight walks in 40 innings.

Against the Seminoles, the junior showed she is also a force to be reckoned with at the plate.

She had a grand slam in the third inning and added a two-run shot later and had seven RBIs as the Tigers rolled to the victory.

“We’re always going to count on her pitching,” Shadyside coach Jullian Ongley said. “As she showed against Monroe Central, she can do both. She can also be that big hitter that we need her to be.”

She has been as consistent at the plate as she is throwing to it, hitting .368 for the season, with three home runs and 13 runs batted in. She has an on-base percentage of .435 and a slugging percentage of .947.

She always keeps her team in the game, one way or another.

“It’s a good feeling knowing we are always going to be in a game when she is on the mound,” Ongley said. “She is going to battle and keep us in games.”