LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Lubbock Christian’s Brooke Makemson and Harding’s Lily Tanski were named 2021 Division II Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player and Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for their outstanding performances for contests played Feb. 1-7.
Behind four home runs and 13 RBI, Makemson powered LCU to four home victories at the Lubbock Sports College Invitational. The senior shortstop hit .692 (9-for-13) with six extra-base hits (2B, 3B, 4 HR), slugged 1.846 and posted a .714 on-base percentage. Selected Lone Star Hitter of the Week, Makemson launched two homers and drove in five runs in the opener against Washburn, while adding a triple, long ball and four RBI against Fort Hays State. She also turned in a mistake-free defensive effort at short with nine putouts and 13 assists.
Tanski tossed a pair of four-hit shutouts as Harding went 4-0 at the UAH Charger Chillout. The Great American Conference Player of the Week blanked No. 10 Trevecca Nazarene and Shorter, fanning 15 and not issuing a walk over 14 innings of work. Against the 10th-ranked Trojans, Tanski struck out five, while she added a career-high 10 punchouts versus the Hawks.
Selected Top Performances
Kaylee Vaught, UAH - .636, 2 HR, 12 RBI, .571 OBP, 1.182 SLG; Alyssa LeBlanc, Texas A&M University-Commerce – 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 17 K, 3 BB, no-hitter vs. TAMIU; Taylor Franco, Lubbock Christian – 2-0, SV, 0.00 ERA, 2 H, 0 R, 14.1 IP, .045 opp. BA; Chelsea Blankenship, Harding- .533, 2B, 3 3B, 5 RBI, 4 R, 1.000 SLG, 1.000 FLD (22 PO, 4 A); Julie Gast, Lees-McRae - 2 GP, .571, 4 H, 4 RBI, HR, 1.000 SLG; Hannah Towery, Newberry - 2 GP, .500, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 1.125 SLG; Savannah Foster, Tusculum - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, SHO, 8 K, 4 H; Ashley Autuori, Young Harris - .571, 2 2B, HR, 10 RBI, .929 SLG, .625 OBP; Kyra Gipson, Flagler - 2-0. 0.40 ERA, SV, 16 K, 2 BB, 17.2 IP.