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LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Angelo State’s Courtney Barnhill and Southern New Hampshire’s Madyson Barone were named 2019 Louisville/Slugger NFCA Division II National Player and Pitcher of the Week honorees for games played March 11-17. It marks the second selection this season for Barnhill.

Barnhill played a pivotal role in Angelo State’s 5-0 week against St. Mary’s and Midwestern State. The junior outfielder hit .571 (8-for-15) with two doubles, a triple, three home runs, nine RBI and eight runs scored. Two of her long balls were game-winners, breaking deadlocks in games one and two against the Mustangs. Barnhill recorded three multi-hit and multi-RBI games, slugged 1.500 and registered a .667 on-base percentage. Against the Rattlers, the Lubbock, Texas native homered in game one and doubled in game two to give the Rambelles some cushion in a pair of tight contests.

Barone, who hails from Halifax, Mass., went 4-0 with a 0.50 ERA and 31 strikeouts, keying the Penmen in circle during a 7-1 week in Florida. The junior righty twirled two shutouts, scattered 15 hits, walked three and held her opposition to a .159 batting average in 28 innings of work. Both of Barone’s shutouts, were three-hitters against Caldwell and West Chester, fanning seven and issuing one walk in each start. The NE-10 Pitcher of the Week fanned a season-high nine batters in a three-hit complete game effort versus Molloy.

2019 Honorees - Player / Pitcher
March 20 – Courtney Barnhill, Angelo State / Madyson Barone, Southern New Hampshire
March 13 - Bailey Byers, Malone University / Allison Lipovsky, Grand Valley State
March 6 - Mary Collins, Trevecca Nazarene / Elisa Favela, Southern Arkansas
Feb. 27 - AnneMarie Torres, Colorado Mesa / Callie Nunes, Concordia Irvine
Feb. 20 - Courtney Barnhill, Angelo State / Emily Otto, Texas A&M-Commerce
Feb. 13 - Angelique Elemen, Fort Lewis / Caylie Van Auken, Valdosta State
Feb. 6 - Kaylie Upton, Oklahoma Christian / Victoria Taylor, Southern Arkansas

Selected Top Performances

Christa Reisinger, Truman State- .565, 12 H, 2B, 2 3B, HR, 11 R, 6 RBI, 7-7 SB; Kylee Smith, North Georgia- 4-0, 0.28 ERA, 31 K, 10 H, 8 BB, .123 opp. BA; Madison Hagood, Oklahoma Christian- 4-0, 0.35 ERA, 7 H, 21 K, 5 BB, 20 IP; Emily Benson, Western Washington- .583, 7 H, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R, 1.333 SLG, .688 OBP; Peyton Mills, Harding- .556, 10 H, 5 2B, 8 RBI, 4 SB, 1.000 SLG; Taylor Stocks, Shepherd- 3-0, 1.27 ERA, 26 K, 7 BB, 21.1 IP, no-hitter vs. Glenville State; Jennifer Leonhardt, Southern Indiana- 2-0, 0.00 ERA, SHO, 16 K, 0 BB, 13 IP, .152 opp. BA, .556, 2 2B, 6 RBI, 3 R, .571 OBP; Olivia Wolters, Augustana- 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 16 K, 5 H, BB, 2 SHO, .119 opp. BA; Jade Stubblefield, Pitt-Johnstown- .591, 13 H, 5 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 5 R, .640 OBP, 1.091 SLG; Emily Hove, Sioux Falls- .355, 11 H, 2 2B, 3B, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 8 R; Erin Garczynski, Southern New Hampshire- .556, 6 2B, 7 RBI; Rachel Taylor, Shepherd- .517, 2 2B, HR, 9 RBI; JoBi Heath, Central Oklahoma- .538, 5 2B, 7 RBI, .600 OBP, .923 SLG; Vanessa Rubio, Florida Tech- .545, 3 2B, R, 7 RBI, 3 BB, HBP, .625 OBP; Megan Guitar, Wayne State University- 3-2, 1.40 ERA, 31 K, 6 BB, .177 opp. BA.

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