LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Southern Nazarene’s Caitlyn Curlee and Concordia Irvine’s Callie Nunes were named 2019 Louisville/Slugger NFCA Division II National Player and Pitcher of the Week honorees for games played April 8-14.
Curlee connected on six home runs, including three in game three of a four-game Great American Conference series at Southwestern Oklahoma State. The sophomore slugger set single-game program records with those three long balls as well as eight RBI in the 19-5 victory. Curlee, selected GAC Hitter of the Week, also homered in the other three contests and finished the weekend batting .600 (9-for-15) with a double, 12 RBI, nine runs scored and a 1.867 slugging percentage. She doubled, homered, recorded two RBI and scored three times in game one and crossed the dish four times in the previously-mentioned game three.
Nunes, garnering her second award this year, was a workhorse last week picking up a win in all seven of the Eagles’ PacWest contests. The sophomore hurler tossed a no-hitter and was 7-0 with a 0.22 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 31.1 innings of work. Nunes fanned 12 as she tossed her fourth no-no of the season in a 4-0 win over Academy of Art, which also was CUI head coach Crystal Rosenthal’s 500thcareer victory. The PacWest Pitcher of the Week did not allow a run, scattered four hits and struck out 20 in 14 innings of a four-game series at Holy Names.
Selected Top Performances
Shannon Petersen, Augustana- .684 (13-for-19), 4 2B, 3 HR, 12 RBI, .700 OBP, 1.368 SLG; Kylee Smith, North Georgia- 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 18 K, BB, 10 IP, perfect game vs. USC Aiken; Robyn Wampler, UC San Diego- 2-0, SV, 0.88 ERA, 16 K, 0 BB, 16 IP, no-hitter vs Cal State San Marcos; Jackie Popko, Saginaw Valley State- .643 (9-for-14), 3 HR, 11 RBI, 2 SB, 4 R; Christa Reisinger, Truman State- .611, 2B, 4 HR, 6 RBI, 11-12 SB, 6 BB (2IBB), 1.333 SLG, .708 OBP; Bekah Slattery, Lock Haven- 3-1, 0.68 ERA, 48 K, 5 BB, 12 H, 31 IP, .400, 2B, 3B, 5 RBI; Georgia Cappell, Tarleton State- .583, 7 H, 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 1.250 SLG, .750 OBP; Breanna Smith, Texas A&M-Kingsville- 2-0, 1.00 ERA, 13 K, 4 H, 3BB, .091 opp. BA, no-hitter vs. Midwestern State; Jordyn Klemen, Winona State- 3-0, SV, 23 K, 17 IP, no-hitter v Minnesota Crookston; Allison Lipovsky, Grand Valley State- 4-0, 0.24 ERA, 39 K, 7 BB, 29 IP; Hannah Self, Concordia (Ore.)- .533 (8-for-15), 3 2B, 3 HR, 6 R, 9 RBI.