STARKVILLE, Miss. – Junior third baseman Chelsea Bemis of Louisville has been named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Player of the Week for games played between April 19 and April 25.
Bemis went 11-for-15 over five Big East wins for the Cardinals last week with eight runs, 13 RBIs, a double, a triple, a stolen base and six home runs. She ended the week with a .733 batting average, a 2.000 slugging percentage and a .778 on base percentage.
The San Diego, Calif., native hit a home run in every game but one last week, however she made up for it by going yard three times in the first game of a doubleheader against St. John’s (NY), tying a school record in the process. Bemis posted at least one hit, one run and one RBI in each of her five games last week, in addition to posting three multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games.
The Cardinals will head into the penultimate weekend of the season with a 32-15 overall record and an 11-5 record in league play. With just six games left in the season, Louisville currently sits in third place in the Big East, three games behind league leaders and 25th-ranked Notre Dame.
Other Top Performances
Danielle Lawrie of Washington threw a perfect game against #13 Cal and fanned 32 batters over two games… Fordham’s Jen Mineau went 3-0 with 38 strikeouts and a no-hitter on the week…Megan Lagenfield of UCLA went 5-for-7 on the week against Stanford with four home runs and a double.
2010 Louisville Slugger/NFCA DI National Player of the Week
April 27 – Chelsea Bemis – Louisville – Jr. – 3B – San Diego, Calif.
April 20 - Jen Yee – Georgia Tech – Sr. – 2B – North Delta, B.C., Canada
April 13 – Jessica Iwata – Hawaii – Fr. – SS – Lihu’e, Hawaii
April 6 – Blair Luna – Texas – Fr. – P – Austin, Texas
March 30 – April Setterlund – Boston U. – Jr. – OF – Torrance, Calif.
March 23 – Teagan Gerhart – Stanford – Fr. – P – Norco, Calif.
March 16 – Kenzie Fowler – Arizona – Fr. – P – Tucson, Ariz.
March 9 – Anna Whiddon – Oklahoma St. – Sr. – P – Huntington, Texas
March 2 – Jen Yee – Georgia Tech – Sr. – 2B – North Delta, B.C., Canada
Feb. 23 – Stacie Townsend – UTEP – Sr. – P/2B – Orlando, Fla. â€¨
Feb. 16 – Danielle Lawrie – Washington – Sr. – P/DP – Langley, B.C., Canada