KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Abby Meador of Oklahoma City has been named the NAIA National Softball Pitcher of the Week and Kassidy Butler of Michigan-Dearborn has been named the NAIA National Softball Player of the Week. Meador and Butler were selected based on their performances from April 3 – 9, and were chosen out of a pool of conference, independent and unaffiliated group winners.
Softball Pitcher of the Week
Abby Meador, Oklahoma City
Jr., P, Midwest City, Okla.
Meador tossed a no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader to help top-ranked Oklahoma City cruise to an 8-0 run-rule win over Mid-America Christian (Okla.). She struck out 12 over five innings to record her second collegiate no-hitter. She followed that performance with a four-hit shutout in which she fanned 13.
Softball Player of the Week
Kassidy Butler, Michigan-Dearborn
So. OF/UTL, Parchment, Mich.
Butler hit .833 with eight RBI to help her team to a 4-0 week against Indiana Tech and Northwestern Ohio. She registered four doubles and three home runs for a 1.917 slugging percentage.
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-- Courtesy of Spencer Scheve, NAIA