LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Katelyn Vinson of Midwestern State University and Alexis Yohe of Barry University have been selected as the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II National Player and Pitcher of the Week for April 3, respectively.
A freshman infielder from Southlake, Texas, Vinson continued her amazing rookie production at the plate over this past week, hitting a ridiculous .737 overall (14-for-19) with six HR’s, 14 RBIs and a 1.789 slugging percentage while helping the Mustangs to a 4-2 record in match-ups against then-No. 16 Central Oklahoma (W 15-6, 4-1), Incarnate Word (L 5-6, W 10-3, L 4-5 in 9 inn.) and Ouachita Baptist (W 4-2). The Lone Star Conference’s Hitter of the Week blasted HR’s in four consecutive match-ups, including two in one game against Incarnate Word, and tallied at least two hits during each of last week’s six Midwestern State contests. Perhaps her finest performance was a sterling 4-for-4 effort with a double, a HR and five RBIs in a 10-3 rout of UIW. For the year Vinson possesses a .505 average, four two-baggers and 33 RBIs, and with 11 HR’s, has now become the second freshman in Midwestern State history to tally more than 10 big flies during a single season.
The reigning Sunshine State Conference Pitcher of the Week, Barry’s Yohe made her mark from the circle in a major way this past week by going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, two complete game shutouts and 10 strikeouts over 14 innings of work as the Buccaneers took two-of-three games from then-No. 7 Rollins (L 1-5, W 4-0, 1-0). In a 4-0 triumph over the Tars, the senior hurler scattered four hits while posting six strikeouts. During the series finale, Yohe tossed a one-hitter and retired 14 of the final 15 batters she faced in the 1-0 victory. The pair of wins marked the first time an opponent had shutout Rollins in consecutive games since back on April 23, 2008. Yohe currently leads Barry with a 12-5 pitching record and 90 strikeouts over 110 innings of work to go along with a 1.78 ERA and five complete game shutouts.
Other Selected Top Performances
Caldwell College’s Alyssa Calderon batted .682 (15-for-22) with 12 runs scored, four HR’s and 15 RBIs on her way to CACC Player of the Week honors…Augustana (SD)’s Jenelle Trautmann was 4-1 with a 1.58 ERA and also hit .474 with four HR’s and eight RBIs in starting NSIC competition…Lone Star Conference Pitcher of the Week Briana Sanchez of Incarnate Word was 3-0 with three complete game wins against St. Mary’s and Midwestern State…Dowling’s Stephanie Tarango was named ECC Player of the Week after batting .385 (10-for-26) with six HR’s and 15 RBIs…Grand Valley State’s Katie Martin was selected as the GLIAC Player of the Week after hitting .524 (11-for-21) with five doubles, three HR’s and 14 RBIs…Arkansas Tech’s Victoria Huie fired complete-game victories against Pittsburg State and No. 5 Southeastern Oklahoma State in earning GAC Pitcher of the Week accolades…Minnesota State Mankato’s Samantha Holien batted .471 (8-for-17) with four HR’s and 13 RBIs and Indianapolis’ Casey Williamson hit .727 (8-for-11) with five steals, two HR’s and three RBIs…Armstrong Atlantic’s Alexis Mercer hit .429 with four HR’s and nine RBIs, managing four hits and three RBIs in a DH sweep of then-No. 6 North Georgia…Cait Payne of Bloomsburg was named the PSAC Central Pitcher of the Week after posting a perfect 2-0 record with a 0.00 ERA, two complete-game shutouts and 26 K’s over just 14 innings…Southern Indiana’s Brooke Harmening hit .571 with three HR’s and nine RBIs (knocked in nine of her team’s 12 runs for the week) and fired 30.1 innings from the circle in reaping GLVC Player of the Week…Columbus State’s Kristen Carr hit .700 (7-for-10) with two HR’s and nine RBIs and was chosen as the Peach Belt Player of the Week…Chowan’s Liz Hipple was tabbed as the CIAA Offensive Player of the Week after batting .769 (10-for-13) with five doubles, a triple and nine RBIs…Gulf South Conference Player of the Week Mariah Alvarez of Delta State hit .667 (10-for-15) with seven RBIs…Maddie Holub of Fort Hays State was named the MIAA Pitcher of the Week after firing her second no-hitter in a 1-0 victory over Truman State…Molloy’s Megan Butterworth went 3-0 with a 0.67 ERA and 23 K’s in receiving ECC Pitcher of the Week…Gina Mengwasser of East Central was named the GAC Player of the Week after going 6-for-9 at the dish with three HR’s and seven RBIs…GLIAC Pitcher of the Week Hannah Santora of Grand Valley State was 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA and played a part in two shutouts…Minot State’s Jen Dixon was the NSIC Player of the Week for hitting .667 (14-for-21) with four HR’s and 10 RBIs…Chaminade’s Rayna Strom-Okimoto was tabbed as the Pacific West Conference Player of the Week by hitting .480 (12-for-25) with three HR’s and eight RBIs.
2013 Louisville Slugger Division iI National Player of the Week
Feb. 20 – Siarra Gomez – Arkansas Tech – So. – 1B/3B – Fort Worth, Texas
Feb. 27 – Veronica Alred – Rollins – Jr. – UTL – Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
March 6 – Ancia Purdy – Sonoma State – So. – SS – Huntingdon Beach, Calif.
March 13 – Renee Erwin – West Texas A&M – So. – OF – Anna, Texas
March 20 – Cassie Ford – Colorado School of Mines – So. – DP – Ramona, Calif.
March 27 – Katie Hines – Texas Woman’s – Jr. – OF/P – Beaumont, Texas
April 3 – Katelyn Vinson – Midwestern State – Fr. – IF – Southlake, Texas
2013 Louisville Slugger Division iI National Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 20 – Jacee Bennett – Southeastern Oklahoma State – So. – P – Colbert, Okla.
Feb. 27 – Hanna Gill – Southern Arkansas – So. – P – Albany, La.
March 6 – Katie Warrington – Wilmington Univ. (Delaware) – Sr. – P – Townsend, Del.
March 13 – Maddie Holub – Fort Hays State – Sr. – P/OF – Hays, Kan.
March 20 – Mandy Greenberg – Minot State – Sr. – P – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
March 27 – Morgan Foley – Indianapolis – Fr. – P/IF – Louisville, Ky.
April 3 – Alexis Yohe – Barry – Sr. – P/3B – Concord, N.C.