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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Oklahoma’s Jocelyn Alo and Florida State’s Kathryn Sandercock captured Division I Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player and Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week honors. Highlighted by a record-tying homer and three top-25 victories, the duo is being recognized for their outstanding play for the week of Feb. 14-20.

Alo had a monstrous week at the plate for the No. 1 Sooners. The senior slugger launched five home runs, including No. 95, which tied her with former Sooner Lauren Chamberlain for the NCAA career lead in long balls. Over a five-game stretch, Alo hit .600 with 11 RBI, seven extra-base hits and a 1.733 slugging percentage. On Feb. 19, the Hau’ula, Hawai’i native registered back-to-back two-homer games for the first time in her career. Alo notched three hits and scored three times in those two contests with three and five RBI, respectively.

Sandercock put in a top-notch performance last week, posting a 4-0 mark with victories over No. 3 UCLA, No. 11 Texas and No. 24 UCF – all three coming at the St. Pete Clearwater Elite Invitational. The junior righty was part of five-inning combined no-hitter against UCF (four perfect innings with four strikeouts) and also earned a save against No. 19 Michigan. A native of McLean, Va., Sandercock appeared in six contest with three starts, recording a 0.97 ERA, 21 strikeouts, two walks. She held her opposition to a .156 batting average over 21.2 innings of work.

The Division I Player & Pitcher of Week awards are voted on by the NFCA's Division I Top 25 Committee, which consists of one head coach representing each of the 32 NCAA DI Conferences.

Selected Top Performances
Ellie Armistead, Georgia - .615 (8-for-13), 2 triples, 3 HR, 8 R, 7 RBI; Cydney Curran, Cal State Bakersfield - .778 (7-for-9), 3 3B, 4 R, RBI, 1.444 SLG; Bailey Curry, Western Kentucky - .600 (9-for-15), 2 2B, HR, 12 RBI, 3R, 0 K, 2 BB, .667 OBP, .933 SLG; Jazmine Hill, Arizona State - .625 (10-for-16), 2 2B, 3B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 12 R, 1.438 SLG; Baylee Klingler, Washington - .471, 2 2B, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 1.294 SLG; Kaylee Lambrecht, NC State - .600, 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 1.333 SLG; Kaitlyn Lim, Stanford - .353, 3 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 1.059 SLG; Halle Arends, North Florida – 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 18 K, 17.1 IP; Makinzy Herzog, Texas A&M – 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 18 K, .128 opp. BA, 11 IP; Ashley Hitchcock, Rutgers – 3-0, SV, 1.67 ERA, 26 K, 21 IP; Karlie Keeney, Liberty – 3-0, 1.11 ERA, 15 K, SHO, .162 opp. BA, no-hitter vs. Maryland; Ali Kilponen, LSU – 2-0, SHO, 0.43 ERA, 24 K, 2 BB, 16.1 IP; Blake Neleman, Georgia Tech – 3-1, 1.14 ERA, 34 K, 24.2 IP; Brooke Parrott, Chattanooga – 2-0, 2 SV, 0.74 ERA, 11 K, 0.74 ERA, perfect game vs. Radford (4 K); Bailey Parshall, Penn State – 2-0, 2 SHO, 1.02 ERA, 17 K, 2 BB, 13.2 IP; Gabbie Plain, Washington – 2-1, 0.78 ERA, 19 K, 3 BB, 18 IP; Hope Trautwein, Oklahoma – no-hitter versus McNeese State (8 K, 5 IP).

 

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