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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – BYU’s Rylee Jensen and Virginia Tech’s Keely Rochardwere named Louisville/Slugger NFCA Division I National Player and Pitcher of the Week of the Week, respectively, for games played April 8-14. It marks the second NFCA honor this season for Rochard and the second of Jensen’s career.

Jensen, an Idaho Falls, Idaho native, was nearly perfect at the plate last week, batting .900 (9-for-10) and reaching base safely in 11 of her 12 plate appearances. The junior leftfielder double, tripled, homered, drove in four runs and scored five times in a three-game sweep of Pacific. She slugged 1.500 and recorded a .917 on-base percentage. Jensen was a perfect 4-for-4 with a three-bagger and three runs scored in the series opener. The WCC Player of the Week produced a 3-for-3 outing in the finale with a double, long ball, three RBI and two runs. Jensen garnered her first NFCA Player of the Week honor on May 2, 2017.

Rochard was nearly perfect as well for the 21st-ranked Hokies last week, retiring 36 of the 37 batters she faced. She twirled a perfect game with four strikeouts against No. 20 James Madison. It was the seventh in program history and the first against a ranked opponent. Rochard continued her dominance against Virginia. After allowing a leadoff single, the Williamsburg, Va. native retired the next 21 Wahoos, eight via the punchout, to earn the shutout victory. 

2019 Players & Pitcher of the Week

Selected Top Performances

Kylie Michael, Fordham- .688, 11 H, 2 2B, 3 HR, 4 R, 12 RBI, .722 OBP, 1.375 SLG; Tiffany Thompson, Sam Houston State- .727, 3 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 7 R, 1.545 SLG, 2 SB; Grace Green, Oklahoma- .714, 2B, 3 HR, 4BB, 7 RBI, .818 OBP, 2.143; Mary Haff, Arkansas- 3-0, 0.74 ERA, 26 K, 19 IP; Sommer Grzybek, Columbia- .462, 2 HR, 2 R, 9 RBI, 2 BB, .533 OBP, .923 SLG; Megan Good, James Madison- 2-0, 0.54 ERA, 19 K, 3 H, 13 IP, .455 avg. 2B, 4 RBI; Krystal De La Cruz, Louisiana Tech- 4-0, 0.34 ERA, 15 K, 5 BB, 20.2 IP, .153 opp. BA; Megan Stevens, CSUN- .667 (2-for-3), 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2.00 SLG, .900 OBP, 7 BB, 6 IBB (5 consecutive at bats); Rylee Bayless, Oklahoma State- .833, 10 H, 3 2B, 5 R, 4 RBI, 1.083 SLG, .846 OBP; Sara Jubas, James Madison- .500, 2 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 1.167 SLG; Giselle Juarez, Oklahoma- 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 13 K, BB, H, 7 IP, .045 opp. BA; Katie Wingert, Rutgers- .417, 5 H, 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R, 1.250 OPS; Ashley Rogers, Tennessee- 2-0, SHO, 0.00 ERA, 9 K, 0 BB, 12 IP, .163 opp. BA; Taryn Pena, Drake- .727, 8 H, 3 2B, HR, 5 R, 11 RBI, .750 OBP, 1.273 SLG; Nicole Newman, Drake- 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 3 SHO, 8 H, 3 BB, 34 K, 17 IP;  Madison Morris, St. John’s- 2-0, SV, 0.76 ERA, 12 K, 18.1 IP; Amber Fiser, Minnesota- 2-0, 0.68 ERA 20 K, 10.1 IP; Georgina Corrick, USF- 2-1, 0.28 ERA, 21 K, 1 XBH; Emma Brockermann, Northern Colorado- .600, 9 H, 2B, HR, 7 RBI, .625 OBP; Hannah DeVault, Lipscomb- .833, 5 H, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, 1.667 SLG, .900 OBP.

 

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