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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Oklahoma Baptist’s Ally Ryan and Charleston’s Brianna MCown took home this week’s Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player and Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week honors for games played April 1-7. It marks the second nod for McCown, while Ryan is the second straight Bison to nab a weekly honor.

In a three-game sweep at Southwestern Oklahoma State, Ryan batted .556, launched four home runs, slugged 1.889 and recorded eight RBI. Her four long balls last weekend lifted Ryan’s season total to 15, a new single-season record in OBU’s Division II era. Riding a six-game hitting streak and leading the Great American Conference in round trippers, the sophomore homered in each contest, sending two over the fence with four RBI in game two. With the selection, she joins teammate Kayleigh Jones, who captured pitcher of the week honors last week.

McCown went 4-0 last week for the 13th-ranked Golden Eagles, making two starts and two relief appearances in a pair of Mountain East Conference doubleheaders. The senior hurler posted a 0.35 ERA, surrendered a run on nine hits, struck out 27 and walked one in 20 innings of work. McCown recorded a pair of shutouts and held her opposition to a .128 batting average. She fanned 11 and took a perfect game into the seventh against Davis & Elkins. In her other start of the weekend at West Virginia Wesleyan, McCown struck out 12, allowed three hits and did not issue a walk.

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
Maleah Andrews, Western Washington - .600, 9-for-15, 6 R, 4 2B, 3B, HR, 5 RBI, 1.200 SLG, .625 OBP, 1 BB; Genesis Armedariz, UT Tyler – 1-0, SV, 0.00 ERA, 9 K, 0 BB, 4 H, CG; Joie Baker, Western Washington - 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 G/GS, 1 CG/ShO, 13.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 13 SO; Emilee Boyer, West Texas A&M - 3 App/2 GS, 2-0, 0.88 ERA, 15 SO, 0 BB, 16.0 IP, 2 CG; Preslee Christensen, Colorado Mesa - 2 APP/2GS, 0.00 ERA, 2 shutouts, 12K, 3BB, 6H (all singles), 14 IP, .128 opponent b/avg; Sarah Davenport, East Stroudsburg - 2 APP / 0 GS, 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 24 SO, 2 BB, 10 IP; Jessica Ford, West Florida - .556, 5 H, 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R; Victoria Garland, Drury - .600, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 1.500 SLG, 5 R, SB; Hannah Harper, West Florida – 2 GS, 0.00 ERA, 13 K, 0 BB, 14 IP; Sydney Kale, Wingate - 2 GP/ 2 GS / 0.00 ERA / 14 IP, 4 hits, 0 runs, 12 strikeouts, 2 walks; Cortney Koelmans, Concordia - 1 App/1 GS, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 SO, 0 BB, 7.0 IP, CG, Perfect game; Jordan Krause, Bentley - .389, 7 H, 4 BB, 2 HR, 8 R, 1.000 SLG; Shelby Morse, Embry-Riddle - 2 App/2 GS, 2-0, 1.69 ERA, 15 SO, 3 BB, 16 IP; Alyssa Poston, Francis Marion – 3 APP/2 GS, 3-0, 0.78 ERA, 2 R/2 ER, 8 H, 15 K, 4 BB, .131 opp BA, 18 IP; Miranda Pruitt, Colorado Mesa - 4GP/4GS, .714, 5 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1.286 SLG%, .733 OBP, 2.019 OPS; Sam Schott, UT Tyler - .875 avg (7-for-8), 2B, 5 RBI, .909 OBP, 2 BB, SB; Riley Sullivan, West Alabama - 5GP/5GS, .625, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 4 BB, 0 SO; Taylor Watford, Francis Marion - .429, 6 H, 2 R, 2 2B, HR, 13 RBI, .786 SLG, .500 OBP; Abigail Weirich, East Stroudsburg - .636 avg., 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1.273 SLG, .692 OBP, 3-3 SB, six runs scored.

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