LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Behind an offensive explosion and a gritty pitching performance against national-ranked competition, East Carolina’s Alex Mycek and Baylor’s Kelsee Selman earned Louisville/Slugger NFCA Division I National Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games played Feb. 27-March, announced the Association on Tuesday afternoon.
Mycek was a one-person wrecking crew for the Pirates last week, launching six home runs, knocking in 14 and slugging an astronomical 2.308. Reaching base safely in all six contests, the junior catcher hit .769 (10-for-13) with eight extra-base hits (6 HR, 2 2B), seven runs scored, six walks and an .850 on-base percentage. A native of Clayton, Del., Mycek homered in four games, including multi-homer performances versus Portland State and Seton Hall at the Louisville Slugger Invitational in Stockton, Calif. Mycek, who was also selected American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, registered five RBI against Portland State and reached base safely in all five plate appearances (2-for-2, HR, 3 BB) in a 15-14 victory over Seton Hall in the Pirates’ tournament finale.
“It is truly an honor to be selected as National Player of the week,” said Mycek. “As a team, we brought a ton of energy and heart this weekend. I'm just glad I was able to contribute to our success. This is huge, not only for myself, but also for the future of our program."
Selman, selected the big 12 Pitcher of the Week, was a key factor in Baylor posting a 4-1 mark against elite competition at the Judi Garman Classic. The senior hurler posted three wins and a save against four nationally-ranked foes, including a two-hit shutout of then-No. 14 Michigan. Additionally, the Lufkin, Texas native captured victories over No. 8 Washington and then-No. 14 UCLA, while earning a save against then-No. 20 Arizona State. Facing some of the top offensive lineups in the country, Selman scattered 15 hits, struck out 14 in 19.1 innings of work. She fanned a weekend-best six against the Wolverines and allowed just a run on five hits with five strikeouts versus the Huskies.
“All I can really speak of when it comes to this honor is to tell you that this is a testament of God’s faithfulness and mercy,” Selman said. “I am so happy to be able to contribute to this team that is so talented. I don’t have to worry about a thing because I know they will do whatever it takes to get outs. There are no words to describe what this team, these coaches, and this university means to me.”
Player of the Week
March 7 – Alex Mycek (East Carolina)
Feb. 28 – Mo Mercado (Arizona)
Feb. 21 – Bailey Landry (LSU)
Feb. 14 – Mary Stephens (Missouri State)
Pitcher of the Week
March 7 – Kelsee Selman (Baylor)
Feb. 28 – Sam Show (Texas A&M)
Feb. 21 – Jessica Burroughs (Florida State)
Feb. 14 – Taran Alvelo (Washington)
Selected Top Performances
Madison Shaw, Fordham (Atlantic 10 Player of the Week)- .538 (7-for-13), 2B 4 HR, 17 RBI, 7 R, 3 BB, 1.538 SLG; Megan Good, James Madison (CAA Pitcher of the Week)- 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 SHO, 6 H, 3 BB, 25 K, 0.85 opp BA, 21 IP, no-hitter vs. South Alabama; Nicole Schroeder, Arkansas (SEC Player of the Week)- .632 (12-for-19), 5 HR, 16 RBI, 8 R, 1.579 SLG; Mason Robinson, Murray State (OVC Pitcher of the Week) 2-0 0.00 ERA, SHO, Save, 3 R, 0 ER, 11 K, .138 opp. BA; Lexi Comeaux, Louisiana- .600, 9 H, 2 2B, 6 HR, 15 RBI, 9 R, 4 BB, 1.933 SLG, .650 OBP; Sara Groenewegen, Minnesota (Big Ten Pitcher of the Week)- 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 SHO, 19 K, 5 H, 14 IP; Emily Watson, Tulsa- 2-0, 0.47 ERA, 30 K, 2 BB, 15 IP; Kacie Burnett, Idaho State- .700, 14 H, 2 2B, 3B, 7 RBI, 7 R; Jessica Burroughs, Florida State (ACC Pitcher of the Week)- 2-0 0.00 ERA, 20 K, 2 BB, 2 H, 0.54 ERA; Alexis Osorio, Alabama (SEC-Co Pitcher of the Week)- 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 0 R, 38 K, 4 H, 15 IP; Delanie Gourley, Florida (SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week)- 2-0, save, 23 K, 13 IP, twirled perfect game against Iowa (5 IP, 12 K); Kelsey Waters, Stetson (Atlantic Sun Player of the Week)- .750 (9-for-12), 2 3B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 1.583 SLG; Brittany Pickett, North Carolina- 3-0, save, 0.93 ERA, 18 K, 22.2 IP, hit 2 HR, slugged 1.125, .643 OBP; Jenna Cone, George Washington- .455 (5-for-11), 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 1.091 SLG; Carlee Wallace, Auburn- .727 (8-for-11), 3 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 6 R, 6 BB, 1.545 SLG, .765 OBP; Sis Bates, Washington- 2-0, 0.86 ERA, 2 SHO, 16 K, 16.1 IP, 0.94 opp BA; Meghan Gregg, Tennessee- .571, 8 H, 3 2B, HR (Grand Slam), 11 RBI, 1.000 SLG, .684 OBP; Alexis Mack, Oregon (Pac-12 Player of the Week)- .765 (13-for-17), 2B, 2 3B, 9 R, 4 RBI, 3-3 SB, 0 K; Alley Cutting, Kennesaw State (Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Week)- 2-0, save, 0.00 ERA, 17 K, 16 IP, 0.96 opp BA; Alex Powers, Florida State- .750 (6-for-8), HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 1.125 SLG, .769 OBP; Victoria Saucedo, Utah State (Mountain West Player of the Week)- .706 (12-for-17), 2B, 3 RH, 8 RBI, 6 R; Rebecca Hall, Rutgers- .500, 8 H, 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 7 R; Kaylin VanDomelen, South Dakota- 2-1, 1.11 ERA, 24 K, 19 IP, no-hitter vs. UConn, hit .357, 2 HR, 3 R, 4 RBI.