OUTSTANDING DIVISION I PLAYER PERFORMANCES
Alana Addison, Louisiana-Lafayette
Addison was on torrid stretch this week, going 10-for-14 with a home run, seven RBI and five runs scored in a Sun Belt Conference sweep of Middle Tennessee. She was 7-for-7 in doubleheader sweep Saturday, including 4-for-4 in the first game with a home run and five RBI.
Amber Puchalski, Central Michigan
Puchalski went 3-0 with a 0.33 ERA while allowing only two hits in 21 innings. She picked up victories over Oakland (no-hitter), Kent State (one-hitter) and Western Michigan (one-hitter). The no-hitter against Oakland was her third in the month of March. Against Kent State, the only hit was a lost-in-the-sun hit to straight away centerfield that scored a run. She allowed the only hit against Western Michigan in the sixth inning. Puchalski totalled 29 strikeouts for the week while walking five. She fanned a season-high 13 batters against Oakland. The opposing batters hit .031 against her on the week.
Leslie Poole, Fresno State
Poole went undefeated and notched two shutout wins last week after getting a 1-0 victory over No. 8 Cal State Fullerton and an 8-0, six inning win over UC Riverside. Against No. 8 Cal State Fullerton, Poole limited them to six hits over seven innings of play. She collected her seventh shutout victory while walking one and striking out three in 25 batters faced. Against UC Riverside, Poole came on in relief in game one and pitched four innings and gave up no hits, walked one and struck out four. In the nightcap, Poole pitched six innings and tossed a three-hitter while walking none and striking out one.
Julie Wiese, LSU
Wiese led the Tigers to five wins on the week with a batting average of .667 with eight hits, two doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI. She hit the first grand slam of her career against Coastal Carolina on March 2 and Became the fifth Tiger to hit two home runs in a single game when she hit back-to-back home runs against Georgia on March 31. She improved her batting average to .330 for the season with 29 hits and 26 RBI.
Kellie Wilkerson, Mississippi State University
In six games this week, Wilkerson, who plays the outfield and pitches, hit .636 (14-for-22) with four homers, four doubles, eight RBI and 11 runs scored. She also drew four walks while recording a 1.364 slugging percentage. In addition to her hitting numbers, Wilkerson made three appearances in the circle this week, going 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and two saves. She worked 6.0 innings and had two strikeouts. She also made seven putouts and two assists this week with no errors. Kellie leads the Southeastern Conference with 12 home runs, 98 total bases and 40 runs scored. She also leads the SEC in save (five) and hasnÃt given up an earned run in 28.1 innings.
Kelli Lightner, Stetson
Kelli Lightner pitched 12 shutout innings and picked up both victories in Stetson's doubleheader sweep over conference opponent Troy State on Tuesday. In game one, she pitched all eight innings en route to her fourth shutout of the season. In game two, Lightner pitched four scoreless innings in relief to pick up her 14th victory of the season. She has won seven of her last eight decisions overall and is 4-0 with a 0.32 ERA in Trans America Athletic Conference games. At the plate, Lightner went 3-for-5 (.600) in the doubleheader with a key two-run double in game two.
Jen White-Stokes, Florida State
White-Stokes hit .562 last week and knocked in 25.7% of FSUÃs 34 runs as the Seminoles went 4-1 and outscored their opponents 35-2. She led the team in at-bats, hits and RBIÃs. Against the Florida A&M, White-Stokes batted 1.000 (3 for 3), scored a run and knocked in her eighth RBI of the year. In the Noles conference opener, White-Stokes sealed the opening win for FSU when she knocked a 210-foot blast over the left field wall with two runners on to boost Florida State to a 7-0 lead. White-Stokes had a big doubleheader against Georgia State, going 5-for-6 with three runs scored and five RBI. She opened the first game by knocking in the first run of the day with a single.
Stefanie Volpe, Michigan
Volpe hit the first home run of her career in Michigan's win over Western Michigan on Wedensday (March 28). She matched a career high with four RBI in Michigan's Big Ten opening win (10-2) on Saturday (March 31). She had three multi-hit games last week and two multiple RBI games, her third and fourth of the season. She started all six games at third base and made just one error.
Mandy Flint, Southern Utah University
Mandy Flint now owns SUU's season strikeout record with 149 Ks, along with moving into second on the team's career strikeout list. Flint and Crystal Bingham combined for a no-hitter in the series finale versus Valparaiso. Flint also joined the NFCA's 15K club with 16 strikeouts against Valpo on March 30. SUU has won eight of its last nine games.
Marcel Torres, UCLA
In her first Pac-10 games, and first three games in the outfield for the Bruins, Torres led UCLA offensively throughout the first weekend of Pac-10 play. Torres went 5-for-8 for a .625 average against No. 3 Cal and No. 5 Stanford. Torres was one of only two Bruins to earn a hit against the Cardinal in Friday's loss.
Rachael McGinnis, Missouri
Only a freshman, McGinnis is filling the cleanup position like a seasoned pro, Starting in all four games last week, she was 10-for-14 (.714), including three doubles and one home run (her second of the season), and seven runs scored. She racked up 16 total bases to advance her a slugging percentage to 1.143. She walked once, hit one successful sacrifice fly, and stole two bases.
Tia Bollinger, Washington
Bollinger helped the Huskies to a pair of upset victories over then-No. 3 California and then-No. 5 Stanford in Pac-10 play. For the week, she was 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA, two complete games, one shutout (Cal), eight strikeouts, one walk, nine hits and one run in 14.0 innings. She set a school record for most wins in a season by a true freshman pitcher with 22 and also set school freshman record for most shutouts in a season with eight. She has posted wins in each of her last 12 starts, omving her season record to 22-2 with an 0.86 ERA, 17 complete games, eight solo shutouts, 147 strikouts and only 22 walks in 154.1 innings.
OUTSTANDING DIVISION II PLAYER PERFORMANCES
Samantha Byrne, Southern Connecticut State
Byrne went 2-0 with one save last week, picking up wins agianst American International (8-0, 6 innings) and St. Rose (7-0) and a save vs. American Internaitonal (4-3). She allowed no earned runs and struck out seven in 14 innings. 3-hitter, 3 Ks vs American International (W 8-0) in 6 innings.
Susan Churchwell, UC Davis
Churchwell was 2-0 in the circle with 2-0 wins over Hawaii Pacific and Cal State Stanislaus. In 14 innings, she allowed 11 hits and walked four while striking out 11. In the batterÃs box, she was 6-for-14. She pitched 17 scoreless innings (2 shutouts) to extend her streak to 67 straight scoreless innings, the second longest scoreless streak in Division II history. (The record is 76.2.)
Lane Davis, Alabama-Huntsville
Davis was 3-0 with a win over Mississippi University for Women and two victories over North Alabama. She also batted .750 (9-for-12) with a home run and three RBI. Against MUW, she was 4-for-4 with two RBI and pitched a three-hit shutout. She picked up a relief win against Mississippi University for Women and collected another win in a seven-inning starting stint vs. North Alabama.
Sarah Kane, Gannon
Kane batted .450 (9-for-20) with two home runs, two doubles, 10 RBI and four runs scored. She committed no errors in 33 fielding chances as Gannon went 5-1 for the week.
OUTSTANDING DIVISION III PLAYER PERFORMANCES
Nikki Rosenow, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)
Rosenow batted .533 with three doubles, one triple and a .650 on-base percentage to help lead Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology to a 3-2 record last week. She led the team with eight hits, scored six runs, slugged at .867, stole one base and committed no errors in 18 chances. On the mound, she tossed two complete games and compiled a 1.75 earned run average. She finished with a 2-1 record, picking up two Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victories and allowing four earned runs in 16 innings of work. Rosenow has helped the second-year program at Rose-Hulman compile a 16-12 record, including a 12-1 mark in SCAC games, after the squad won just three games in its inaugural year. She leads the 2001 team in batting (.518), hits (43), runs (33), doubles (14), slugging (.795), on-base percentage (.610), fielding percentage (.990), earned run average (2.75) and ranks second on the team in wins (6) and complete games (8). She has broken or tied 12 school records this season.
Lauren Robinson, Emory University (GA)
Robinson helped Emory to a 4-1 record for the week, including two wins against regional foe Savannah College of Art & Design. She hit a grand slam home run in one of those games and was 8-for-15 for the week (.533) with six runs, six RBI, one double, one home run and one stolen base.
Erica Kattalia, Endicott College (MA)
At the plate, Kattalia batted .538 (14-for-26) with two home runs, two triples, three doubles and 11 RBI. On the mound, she picked up a win and a save. For the season, she is batting .513 with two homers and 17 RBI.
Molly Parrott, Central College (IA)
In six games at the Washington (Mo.) Invitational in St. Louis, Parrott batted .600 (12-for-20) with five runs scored and six walks. She moved into third place on CentralÃs career stolen base list (59) and is now tied for 19th in career hits (113).
Meaghan Sussman, Willamette (OR)
Sussman ed the Bearcats to a four-game sweep of Whitworth (WA) by going 6-for-10 with three RBI and two stolen bases. She was selected Northwest conference player of the week.
Erin Howard, Dominican University
Howard helped her team to a 3-1 week (2-0 in the Northern Illinios-Iowa Conference). Against Aurora University (W 5-2, W 9-6), Howard went 5-for-6, with two runs scored, a double and an RBI. Against Manchester College, IN (L 3-1, W 2-1), Howard went 1-for-4, with a walk, a double and an RBI. For the week, Howard hit .600 (6-for-10) with two doubles, two RBI, and three runs.
Kelly Ostler, University of Chicago
Junior pitcher Kelly Ostler posted a pair of shutouts for the University of Chicago during the week of Mar. 26 - Apr. 1. In a 4-0 win over Elmhurst College on Mar. 29, Ostler scattered three hits and struck out nine without walking a batter. In a 1-0 win over the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Apr 1, she allowed three hits and four walks while fanning 11. For the week, she struck out 20 batters in 13.0 innings without allowing a run. She also contributed at the plate, going 4-for-12 with four RBI during the week.Link to Division I and Division II Region rankings
Kelly Foley, Wartburg College (IA)
Foley was 3-0 with a 0.00 earned run average in 18 innings of work. She limited the University of St. Thomas, ranked No. 19 in the Division III preseason Top 25 and a team that entered the weekend hitting .356, to just four hits, didn't allow a walk and struck out four in a 5-0 win in St. Paul Saturday, March 31.
Karen Smith, Simpson College (IA)
Smith hit .385 (5-13) with three home runs and five RBI in four games at the Washington Regional Tournament. Simpson's leadoff hitter, she had two walks, and one stolen base in two attempts. That second attempt was the frontend of a double steal which allowed Simpson to score the go-ahead run in their 2-0 victory over Maryville in game two of the tournament. Simpson is now 6-4 after being forced into a 20-day sabbatical due to weather.
Jessie Laha, Wisconsin-Oshkosh
For the week, Laha was 6-for-12 (.500) with four runs scored, five walks and a double. She made no errors in the field and threw out the tying run at the plate against Chicago on Sunday to preserve a 3-2 Titan lead that held up for the win and she also started a 9-3 double play to erase another Chicago threat. At Aurora on Saturday: she was 3-for-3 in the second game of the doubleheader with three walks, four runs scored to lead Oshkosh to a come from behind 14-11, eight-inning win.
Kameron Tucker, Bridgewater College (VA)
Tucker hit .571 (8-for-14) in BC's four games last week. She had four RBI in the four games. She hit her fourth homer of the year against Averett and had a game-winning double in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Lynchburg, 4-3. She is hitting .433 for the season.