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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Valdosta State’s Abby Sulte and Charleson’s Brianna McCown were named Division II Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player and Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week for their outstanding performances for contests played Feb. 19-25.

Sulte powered her way to this week’s award, belting six home runs, at least one in all five contests, driving in 11 runs and scoring 12 times. She batted .533 with a 1.800 slugging percentage and .667 on-base percentage (five walks). In a doubleheader at Flagler, Sulte hit a two-run homer in each contest and finished with two RBI. The junior from St. Petersburg, Fla., went 6-for-9 (.667) with four homers, six runs scored and seven RBI in its Gulf South Conference series sweep at Lee. She left the yard twice and recorded three RBI in game two. Sulte added two RBI and one long ball in each of the other two matchups.

Highlighted by a perfect game, McCown posted a 4-0 record with a 0.85 ERA, 20 strikeouts and zero walks in 16.1 innings of work. Twirling her second perfecto as a Golden Eagle, McCown fanned 11 Pitt-Johnstown batters and did not allow a single base runner in the seven-inning complete game. In her other start, the native of Nitro, W.Va. went the distance against Seton Hill, surrendering a run on three hits with seven punchouts. McCown’s other two victories came in relief outings against both previously-mentioned opponents.

The above awards are voted on by the NFCA Division II Top 25 Poll Committee, which features two member coaches from each of the NCAA’s eight regions.

Selected Top Performances
Aleese Angelo, Millersville - 2 GP, 1.000 avg., 1.000 OBP, 1.670 SLG, 2.670 OPS, 8 RBI, 1 HR, 1 double, 2 runs scored in 7 PA; Heather Arnett, Pittsburg State - 6 GP/6 GS, .550 avg., 11 H, 8 SB, 7 R; Madyson Coe, Saint Leo - 3 GP/3 GS, .600 avg., 3 2B, 6 RBI, 1 R, 0 SO, .900 slg; Kylie Emanuele, Mount Olive - 6 GP/6 GS, .571 avg., 2 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 2 SB, 1.095 SLG; Ava Fugate Colorado Mesa - 4GP/4GS, .727 avg., 4 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 1.636 SLG%, .692 OBP, 2.328 OPS.  1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 SH; Morgan Max, Oklahoma Baptist - 3 GP/3 GS, .625 avg, 1 HR, 2 2B, 5 H, 1.000 SLG, .667 OB%; Brooke Miller, Columbus State - .750 (6-for-8), 5 R, 3 2B, 2 HR, 11 RBI; Marissa Mitchell, West Alabama - 3 GP/3GS, .500, 5 hits, 3 2B, 2HR, 13 RBI, 1.400 SLG %, .545 OB%; Diana Murtha, West Texas A&M - 3GP/GS, .667 avg, 4 R, 4 BB, 2 HBP, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1.333 SLG, .833 OBP, 2-2 SB; Sydnee Reaves, Montevallo - 8-15, with 4 HR's, 1 2B, 7 RBI's, 9 R's, 1 BB, 2 HBP, 1 SB, .611 OB%, 1.167 slug %; Sam Schott, UT Tyler - 6 GP / 6 GS, .556 AVG., 11 RBI, 3 HR, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1.278 SLG, 8 R, 10 H, 23 TB; Alondra Vasquez, Eastern New Mexico - 6 GP/ 6 GS, .524 avg, 11 H, 4 2B, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 7 R, 1.143 SLG; Sydney Young, Regis - .538, 7 H, 2 2B, HR (Grand Slam), 9 RBI, 1.000 SLG, 2 BB, .667 OBP; Ava Laurent Pittsburg State - 3 APP/3 GS, 3-0, 1.05 ERA, 31 SO, 20 IP, 3BB; Emilee Boyer, West Texas A&M - 2 APP/2 GS, 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 10 SO, 2 BB, .143 BAA, 8 IP; HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB, SB; Lauren Dixon, Minnesota Duluth - 3 App/3 GS, 2-1, 0.66 ERA, 36 SO, 2 BB, in 21 IP; Courtney Hill, Southwestern Oklahoma – no-hitter vs Ouachita Baptist (6 K, 2 BB, 5 IP; Katlin Entrup, Concordia – 2-1, SV, 0.61 ERA, 22 K, 6 BB, 2 ER, 2 CG, 16 IP; Maci Barnhart, Barry - 3 App/1 GS, 3-0, 0.54 ERA, 12 SO, 2 BB, 13.0IP; Chelsey Stonesifer, Limestone - 2 App/2 GS, 2-0, 1.08 ERA, 16 SO, 4 BB, 13 IP; Marisa Nehm, Colorado Mesa - 3App, 2-0, 1 Sv, 0.00 ERA, 2H, 2 BB in 6.2 IP's.  .091 opponent batting average; Maggie Place, Oklahoma Baptist - 2 app/1 GS, 2-0, 0.95 ERA, 0 BB, 1 ER, 3 K, 7.1 IP; Kyann Woods, Arkansas Monticello – 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 6 K, .152 opp. BA; Ashley Worrell, Rollins – 2-0, 2 CG, 0.00 ERA, 1 R, 3 BB, 15 K.

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