STARKVILLE, Miss. – Senior catcher Katie Bartlett of Missouri-St. Louis and senior pitcher Katie Petersen of Midwestern St., have been named as the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II National Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games played Feb. 15-21. 

Bartlett went 8-for-14 over four games and helped guide her team to a 3-1 record on the week. She finished the week with a .571 batting average, four runs, six RBIs, a double and a home run. 

The Des Moines, Iowa, native gave the Tritons a fighting chance in their lone loss of the week against Union (Tenn.) by tying the game in the top of the seventh with a solo home run. UMSL won its final three games at the Union (Tenn.) Three Team Weekend to start the season at 3-1. 

In the circle, Petersen led Midwestern to a perfect 5-0 record on the week by not allowing her opponents to score a single run during each of her two appearances, which included a seven-inning perfect game against Western New Mexico. 

The senior from Plano allowed just three hits, no runs and four walks while striking out 21 over 14.0 innings of work. 

Petersen now has 26 career shutouts and with the victory over West Texas A&M, she became the Mustangs’ all-time leader in wins with 69. 

After going 5-for-5 at last week’s Holiday Inn at the Falls MSU Invitational, Midwestern is now 8-2 on the year. 

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