LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Laney Sheppard and Angelo State’s Meagan Hill were named 2020 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II Player and Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for their outstanding play during games played, Feb. 3-9.
Sheppard added to her NCAA Division II-best home run and RBI totals with a two-homer, 12 RBI week. Helping MSU Denver to a 5-0 mark, she hit .500 (7-for-14), slugged .929 and walked five times, which contributed to her .600 on-base percentage. Sheppard, a native of Fountain Valley, Calif., recorded a homer and four RBI versus Central Washington and added three RBI against Concordia-Portland and Northwest Nazarene. The two-time Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week registered two hits and knocked in two runs in a 7-1 triumph over St. Mary’s.
Hill, who hails from Salado, Texas, was dominant in her first two starts of the season at the Florida Tech Invite. The senior hurler tossed a no-hitter versus Molloy and allowed just two base runners in her two complete-game triumphs. Against the Lions, Hill was just a walk away from a perfect game in which she struck out 11 during a 2-0 victory. The Lone Star Conference Pitcher of the Week followed that performance with a one-hit shutout against No. 9 Florida Tech, fanning four and walking zero Panthers.
Selected Top Performances
Kristen Beacham, Florida Southern- 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 11 K, 5 BB, 19.1 IP; Haleigh Swinney, Texas-Tyler- .562 (9-for-16), 2B, 6 BB, 7 R, SB, .682 OBP; Sara Serena, Lewis- .500, 2 2B, 3B, HR, 7 R, 4 RBI, .938 SLG; Sam Mulock, Chico State- 2-0, SV, 11 K, 2 BB, 12.1 IP, .116 opp. BA; Elisa Favela, Southern Arkansas- .625, 10 H, 3 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, .1.188 SLG; Molly Cobb, Auburn Montgomery- 2 GP,.800, HR, 5 RBI; Logan Hill, Valdosta State- .429, 2B, 3 HR, 5 R, 6 RBI, 3 BB, .529 OBP, 1.143 SLG; Brianna Robinson, Oklahoma Christian-.583, 2 2B, grand slam, 1 RBI, 3 BB, .667 OBP, 1.000 SLG; Anna Kasner, Western Washington- 2-1, SV, 1.05 ERA, 31 K, 1 XBH, 20 IP, .167 opp. BA; Savannah Wysocki, Lubbock Christian-.438, 3 2B, 2 3B, 9 R, .875 SLG, 9-9 SB.