Oklahoma City University’s Cat Calvert made NAIA history as she hit two grand slams in a single game.
The feat came in the Stars’ 17-15 win over Oklahoma Christian, and Calvert, an NFCA All-American, earned NAIA player of the Week accolades.
Her first bases-loaded bash came in the second as OKC was facing a 4-1 deficit. The two-out shot off the 3-2 offering sparked a seven-run burst for Phil McSpadden’s squad.
On the week Calvert hit .294 and drove in 12 runs.
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Texas pitcher Cat Osterman added another milestone to her honor-laden career. The senior hurler hurled four innings of relief in Texas’ 4-2 loss to Texas A&M. Osterman struck out five over the quartet of frames to give her 2,000 career strikeouts, a first in NCAA history.
Longhorns On Top
Osterman’s Longhorns moved into the No. 1 position in the Mar. 29 USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Softball Poll.
The top ranking was the first No. 1 ranking for the UT softball program, and it was the first time a Big 12 squad has been atop the national poll since the final poll of 2000 when Oklahoma claimed No. 1 honors.
Beavers’ Steak Halted
Oregon State’s 28-game win streak came to an end last weekend, as Arizona State knocked off the Beavers 3-2 in eight innings.
The streak was the longest in Division I since Arizona won 32 straight in 2002, and the 2006 OSU edition became just the 11th NCAA squad to win 28 straight games.
Katie Burkhart was stellar in the circle for ASU, earning Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player of the Week honors after striking out 11 in the victory.
UCLA sophomore hurler Anjelica Selden recorded her 700th strikeout against California on April 2. She set the Bruins’ single-season strikeout record as a freshman last season, and she now sits less than 400 K’s away from the all-time UCLA mark held by Keira Goerl.
Stinging the Competition
Georgia Tech freshman Whitney Haller only hit three home runs in high school, but she has found her power stroke at the college level.
The first-year Yellow Jacket has launched 14 long balls this season, the top mark in the ACC and the fourth-best total in the nation this season. She’s also second in the country with her 45 RBIs.
Lumberjacks Cutting Down Competition
Humboldt State rolled over the competition back into the top spot in the NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll.
The Lumberjacks have won 29 straight games, including a 5-0 mark at last weekend’s Tournament of Champions against some of the top competition in the West region of Division II.
HSU knocked off Cal State Dominguez Hills, UC San Diego, Cal State Stanislaus, Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal State Bakersfield over the weekend, allowing one run against the field that included the Nos. 6 and 10 teams in the nation.
Hot-Hitting Ragin’ Cajuns
Louisiana-Lafayette boasts two of the nation’s top thee home run hitters this season, a note that is scary to the Ragin’ Cajuns’ opposing pitchers.
NFCA All-American Danyele Gomez leads the nation with 19 round-trippers, while Lacey Bertucci is just three behind with 16, the third-best mark in the country.
If that wasn’t enough power in one line-up, Ashley Evans is in seventh with 14 long balls to give ULL three of the nation’s 21 hitters with double-digit home runs.