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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Anderson’s Kayson Boatner and St. Mary’s Catalina Cavazos were named 2023 Division II Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player and Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for their outstanding performances for contests played Jan. 30-Feb. 5.

Boatner, the 2022 Schutt Sports/NFCA Player of the Year, picked up right where she left off, belting six home runs and driving in 20 runs keying No. 14 Anderson to six wins during the opening week of the 2023 season. She batted .824 (14-for17) with 10 extra-base hits, 14 runs scored, slugged 2.118 and reached base at an .850 clip. Boatner opened the season 7-for-8 with three long balls, six RBI and six runs in a twinbill sweep of USCB. She also homered against North Greenville and St. Augustine’s.

Cavazos opened the 2023 campaign 3-0 with a 0.33 ERA, tossing a no-hitter against No. 8 Central Oklahoma. She twirled three complete games, allowed an earned run, struck out 18 and walked just one in 21 innings of work. Against the Bronchos, Cavazos fanned four and issued her lone walk in the 2-0 victory. She fanned nine and allowed one run against Arkansas Tech and did not allow an earned run with five punchouts versus Cal Poly Humboldt.

Selected Top Performances
Lexi Wagner, UCCS - .538, 7 H, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 5 R, 1.462 SLG, .600 OBP; Colby McClinton, Biola - .647, 11 H, 9 R, 2 RBI, 2 S, 0 K; Alyssa Miller, Nova Southeastern - .786, 11 H, 1.943 OPS, .800 OBP, 3 R, 6 RBI, 3B, HR; Ruby Salzman, West Texas A&M - .667, 2 2B, 4 HR, 6 RBI, 1.600 SLG, 4-5 SB; LP Trammell, West Alabama - .438, 7 H, 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 1.063 SLB, 4 R; Leighton Withers, Missouri Southern - .471, 8 H, 2 HR (grand slam), 10 RBI; Delaney Garden, Lewis - .667, 10 H, 7 R; 1-0, 3 H, 0.00 ERA;  Kayla Betts, Saint Leo – 2-0, SV, 0.00 ERA, 31 K, 3 BB, 16 IP; Camryn Baily, Mississippi College – 4-0, 0.30 ERA, .160 opp BA; Katlin Entrup, Concordia Irvine – 3-0, 0.39 ERA, SHO, 18 K, 5 BB, 18 IP; Payton Foster, Oklahoma Christian – 3-0, 1.00 ERA, 16 K, .178 opp BA wins vs. No. 8 Central Oklahoma & No. 13 Augustana; Kayleigh Jones, Oklahoma Baptist - 3-0, 0.37 ERA, 30 K, 4 BB, 19 IP; Katie Korstrom, Azusa Pacific – 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 21 K, 16 IP, 3 H/.357, 2B, 3B, HR, 7 RBI; Kaitlyn Maddux, San Francisco State – 2-0, 1.00 ERA, 16 K, 2 CG, .125 opp. BA; Lauren Rakes, Lenoir-Rhyne – 1-0, SV, H, no-hitter vs. Lee (6 IP, 14 K); Mareena Ramirez, Western Washington – 2-0, 0.32 ERA, 26 K, 21.2 IP; Megan Morris, St. Edward’s - .500, 8 H, 2B, 6 RBI, 4 SB; Lauren Blaschak, Montana State Billings - .471, 8 H, 7 R, 4 2B, 2BB, 2 SB; Jamie Bower, D’Youville - .467, 6 RBI, 2 R, 2B; 1.00 FLD; Kat Burkhardt, Minnesota State - .400, 6 H, 3B, HR, 5 RBi, 1-1 SB; Madyson Coe, Saint Leo - .474, 9 H, 1.019 OPS; Emily Corona, Maryville - .444, 2B, 2 3B, 7 RBI, 1.000 SLG; Ryleigh Langwell, Nova Southeastern - .667, 10 H, 2 2B, 4 RBI, SB. 800 SLG; Cheynne Nelson, Florida Tech - .478, 11 H, 7 R, 4 RBI, 2 2B, 3 SB; Bianca Polistina, Saint Leo - .467, 3B, 7 RBI, 3 R, 1.156 OPS; Serena Riley, Chowan - .600, 6 H, 5 RB 3 R, 1.000 FLD;  Ellie Tallman, Minnesota State - .667, 8 H, 2 3B, 7 RBI, 1.000 SLG, 1.000 FLD; Taylor Watford, Francis Marion - .600, 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 4 R, 1.300 SLG; Madison Waymire, Cal State San Marcos - .533, 8 H, 5 R, 3 RBI, 3 BB, SB.

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