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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – An unhittable Keely Rochard of Virginia Tech and Nebraska slugger Tristen Edwards earned 2019 Louisville/Slugger NFCA Division I National Pitcher and Player of the Week honors for the week of Feb. 11-17. 

Rochard, a sophomore from Williamsburg, Va., tossed consecutive no-hitters last weekend at the Wingate by Wyndham Invitational. She picked up a pair of wins, striking out 22 and walking three batters over 12 innings of work. Rochard opened the weekend with five hitless innings (9K, 1 BB) against Detroit Mercy. She followed that by matching her season-high of 13 strikeouts in a win over host Charleston Southern. In 31 innings this season, the two-time ACC Pitcher of the Week has yet to allow a single run and surrendered just six hits.

Edwards clubbed five home runs, drove in 14 and slugged 1.917 helping the Huskers sweep four games during the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. In the final game against Pittsburgh, the junior infielder was 4-for-4, launched two home runs, including a grand slam, tied a single-game record with eight RBI and scored four times. Edwards, the Big Ten Player of the Week, left the yard twice and registered three RBI against host North Carolina State. Edwards added another long ball and three RBI in Nebraska’s first game versus the Panthers. For the weekend, she hit .583, with eight runs scored and a .667 on-base percentage. 

2019 Honorees

Feb. 19: Tristen Edwards, Nebraska / Keely Rochard, Virginia Tech 
Feb. 12: Caitlyn Nolan, Virginia Tech / Kelly Barnhill, Florida     

Selected Top Performances
Kealia Wysocki, Bradley: .467 (7-for-15), 6 HR, 15 RBI, 7 R, 1.667 SLG, .529 OBP; Montana Fouts, Alabama: 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 14 IP, 1 R, 20 K, 0 BB; Zoe Casas, Florida State: .556, 10 H, 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 7 R, .944 SLG, .619 OBP, 1.000 FLD%, reached base safely in eight straight plate appearances; Logan Harrell, Georgia Southern: .438, 2B, 4 HR (grand slam), 8 RBI, 1.250 SLG, .526 OBP; Maria Lopez, Oklahoma: 3-0, 0.49 ERA, 19 K, 6 BB, 14.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, .045 opp BA, no-hitter vs. Florida Atlantic; Julia DeMartino, Liberty: 1-1, 2 SV, 0.82 ERA, 10 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 13 K, .167 opp BA, 17 IP; Trenity Edwards, Oklahoma State: .400, 6 H, 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI; Allyson Ivey, Loyola Chicago: .600, 6 H, 2 2B, HR, 8 RBI, 5 R, .667 OBP, 1.100 SLG; Tara Trainer, Indiana: 2-0, SV, 0.41 ERA, 12 K, 17 IP, .128 opp BA; Kate Gordon, James Madison: .471, 8 H, 4 HR (in consecutive at bats, 3 vs. Tennessee), 8 RBI, 6 R; Kelly Barnhill, Florida: 2-0, 2 SV, 28 K, 3 BB, 5 H, 2 ER, 13 IP; Georgina Corrick, USF: 3-0, 3 ER, 18 K; Baylee Smith, Memphis: .800, 8 H, 2 2B, 2 3B, HR, 6 RBI; Brianna Jones. Southern Illinois: 4-0, 0.74 ERA, 18 K, 4 BB, 19 IP; Jamie Holscher, South Dakota: .389, 3 3-run HR, 11 RBI, 1.000 SLG; Rylee Jensen, BYU: .800, 3 HR, 6 R, 6 RBI; Bailey Thompson, Seattle: .615, 8 H, 1.846 SLG, 2B, 5 HR, 11 RBI; Carley Nance, Seattle: 3-0, SB, 0.81 ERA, 16 K, 2 ER, 17.1 IP; Kindra Hackbarth, Arizona State: .529, 9 H, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 1.235 SLG; Rachel Garcia, UCLA: 2-0, 0.50 ERA, 0BB, 27 K, 14 IP, 4 RBI, 1.286 SLG.

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