LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Joslyn Eugenio of Saint Martin’s and Sarah Debrow of St. Edward’s have been selected as the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II National Player and Pitcher of the Week for April 17, respectively.
A senior pitcher/first baseman from Kapolei, Hawai’i, Eugenio put together an impressive week, hitting .625 (10-for-16) with nine runs scored, a pair of doubles, two HR’s and 10 RBIs while tallying 18 total bases, a 1.125 slugging percentage and a .647 on-base mark. With the two doubles she improved her career total to 61, making her the all-time leader in that category in Great Northwest Athletic Conference history. Among her top performances was a perfect 3-for-3 effort with three tallies, a double, a HR and four RBIs during a victory over Western Oregon and a 3-for-3 contest with a pair of runs scored, a HR and four more RBIs in a triumph over MSU-Billings. The GNAC Player of the Week currently guides the league in batting average (.401), total hits (57) and RBI (39), while rating third in total bases (82), fifth in doubles (tied with 11) and slugging percentage (.577) and ninth in on-base percentage (.411).
Debrow truly had a weekend to remember from the circle for St. Edward’s, posting a perfect 3-0 mark with a 0.36 ERA, a no-hitter, a perfect game (against then-No. 2 West Texas A&M) and 22 strikeouts over 19 innings of effort. The reigning Heartland Conference Pitcher of the Week christened her efforts by no-hitting Texas A&M International, walking one and K’ing nine during a 4-0, complete-game victory. Following another triumph over Texas A&M Int’l (allowed one run on six hits over seven innings), she closed out her weekend by facing the minimum of 15 batters and striking out three during an 8-0 (5 inn.) perfect game win over then-No. 2 West Texas A&M. Debrow currently guides the St. Edward’s pitching staff with a 17-7 overall record, a 2.24 ERA and 171 strikeouts over 156.1 innings of effort.
Other Selected Top Performances
Midwestern State’s Katelyn Vinson was chosen as a Lone Star Conference Co-Player of the Week after another impressive weekend that saw her hit .529 (9-for-17) with three doubles, three HR’s and 15 RBIs…Lock Haven’s Brianna Jennings posted a 6-0 record with four complete games, a shutout, a 0.97 ERA and 27 K’s over 36 innings of work on her way to PSAC Central Pitcher of the Week accolades…Northeast-10 Player of the Week Krista McKenzie of UMass-Lowell batted .648 (13-for-19) with a HR and five RBI while helping her squad to a 5-1 record…UMSL’s Haleigh Jenkins won GLVC Player of the Week honors after batting .476 (10-for-21) with three HR’s and eight RBIs…Fort Hays State’s Maddie Holub (MIAA Pitcher of the Week) continued her incredible efforts from the circle by going 2-0 with a 0.70 ERA and 28 K’s in 20 frames and also tossed a perfect game to become the first pitcher in DII history to toss perfect games in back-to-back starts…Lone Star Conference Pitcher of the Week Briana Sanchez of Incarnate Word posted a pair of wins over then-No. 2 West Texas A&M and limited the Lady Buffs to a .143 batting average while K’ing 21…North Alabama’s Breanna Riley, the Gulf South Pitcher of the Week, registered a 2-0 mark with a 0.54 ERA and 14 strikeouts over 13 innings of work…Grand Canyon’s Kayla Henry was tabbed as the PacWest Player of the Week after batting .643 (9-for-14) with eight runs scored, a triple and three RBIs…King’s Hannah Light tossed 34 of 36 possible innings as part of a 5-0 effort with a 0.62 ERA and 26 strikeouts on the way to being tabbed as the Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week…Mercy’s Kelly Bentson, the ECC Player of the Week, batted .483 (14-for-29) with 10 runs scored, five doubles, two HR’s and nine RBIs…GLIAC Player of the Week Kayleigh Bertram of Grand Valley State batted .545 (6-for-11) and recorded a RBI in all four of GVSU’s match-ups against Wayne State and Saginaw Valley State…Heartland Conference Player of the Week Oklahoma Christian’s Martha Thomas batted .643, had at least one hit and one RBI in each of five separate contests and slugged at a 1.214 clip…New Haven’s Nicole King, the Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Week, picked up two victories and added five saves in seven appearances for the Chargers, fired her first collegiate no-hitter and posted a 0.35 ERA and 29 K’s over 20 frames…Lock Haven’s Nicole Smith batted .391 (9-for-23) with two doubles, three HR’s, eight runs scored and 11 RBIs in earning PSAC Central Player of the Week…Erika Ecsedy of Adams State, the RMAC Player of the Week, batted .562 with nine hits and nine RBIs over four games against Metro State…WVIAC Player of the Week Morgan Scarpellini of Glenville State hit .589 (10-for-17) with seven runs scored and nine RBIs for the Pioneers.
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
April 10 – Christina Gelardi – New Haven – Sr. – IF – Derby, Conn.
April 17 – Joslyn Eugenio – St. Martin’s – Sr. – P/1B – Kpolei, Hawai’i
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.
April 10 – Maddie Holub – Fort Hays State – Sr. – P/OF – Hays, Kan.
April 17 – Sarah Debrow – St. Edward’s – So. – P – Willis, Texas