LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Angelo State’s Courtney Barnhill and Texas A&M University-Commerce’s Emily Otto were named 2019 Louisville/Slugger NFCA Division II National Player and Pitcher of the Week honorees for games played Feb. 11-17.
Barnhill, a Lubbock, Texas native, was 11-for-16 (.686) at the plate with five doubles, two home runs, 16 RBI and nine runs scored over a four-game stretch. She drove in five runs on two occasions, launching a grand slam and scoring three runs against Adams State.
In two Lone Star Conference (LSC) games at Eastern New Mexico, Barnhill was nearly perfect at the plate, going 8-for-9 with four doubles, a home run, nine RBI and five runs scored. She walked once, did not strikeout, recorded a .900 on-base percentage and slugged at a 1.667 clip. The junior outfielder was 3-for-4 in game two with a pair of double and five RBI. The LSC Player of the Week followed that with a 5-for-5 outing in the finale, doubling two more times with a long ball, four RBI and four runs scored.
Otto, a sophomore from Richmond, Texas, posted a 3-0 mark with a 0.37 ERA and tossed a no-hitter against Midwestern State. The southpaw struck out seven and walked two in her no-no versus the Mustangs. In the LSC opener, she held MSU Texas to just three hits with five punchouts in a complete-game shutout. Otto tossed a two-hitter in her first start of the week against then-No. 20 Arkansas Tech. For the week, the two-time LSC Pitcher of the Week fanned 18, walked three and held her opponents to five hits and a .079 batting average in 19 innings of work.
Player / Pitcher
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
Kylee Moore, West Texas A&M- .667, 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 2.111 SLG; Robyn Wampler, UC San Diego- 4-0, 0.31 ERA, 1 ER, 15 K, 3 BB, 8 H, 22.1 IP; Christa Reisinger, Truman State- .800, 3 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 1.400 SLG, 4-4 SB; Kaylie Upton, Oklahoma Christian- .476, 10 H, 2B, 2 3B,, 7 RBI, .714 SLG; Lauren Dale, Truman State- 2-0, 0.47 ERA, 11 K, 3 BB, 15 IP; Jordyn Goodman, Coker- 1-0, 4 K, 0 BB, 5-inning perfect game vs Trinity Baptist; Lisa Hop, Embry-Riddle- 2-0, SV, 0.64 ERA, 14 K, 11 IP; Hunter Little, Millersville- .385, 5 H, 3 HR, walk-off grand slam, 7 RBI, 1.077 SLG, 3 BB; JoBi Heath, Central Oklahoma- .636, 5 2B, 6 RBI, 1.182 SLG; Lakyn Wagoner, Illinois Springfield- .778, 7 H, 2 2B, HR, 7 RBI, 4-4 SB, 1.333 SLG; Callie Nunes, Concordia Irvine- 1-0, 11 K, 2 BB, no-hitter versus Concordia Portland; Madison Hagood, Oklahoma Christian- 5 APP/3 GS, 2 CG, 3-0, SV, 1.11 ERA, 18 K, 7 BB, .152 opp BA, no-hitter v Southwestern Oklahoma State; Sydney Water, Southern Arkansas- 2-0, 0.51 ERA, 15 K, 2 BB, 13 IP; Peyton Sorrells, Columbus State- 1-0, 5 K 5 IP, perfect game vs. Union; Danielle Day, Rogers State- .391, 9 H, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 10 R, .957 SLG, .500 OBP; Andrea Morales, Rogers State- 4-0, 0.88 ERA, 40 K, 3 BB, .076 opp BA, 24 IP; Rhiannon Sassman, West Florida- .7-6, 12 H, 3 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 8 R, 1.471 SLG, 4 SB.