LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Texas A&M University-Commerce’s Mariah Jameyson and West Chester University’s Amanda Houck were selectedLouisville Slugger / NFCA Division II National Player and Pitcher of the Week awards, respectively, for their outstanding play during the week of March 20-26, announced the Association on Wednesday afternoon.
Jameyson, a junior from Seattle, Wash., hit .565 (13-for-23) with two doubles, five home runs, 11 RBI, 12 runs scored and a 1.304 slugging percentage. She recorded at least one hit in all seven contests, extending her hitting streak to 11, and also scored or drove in a run in six of seven games. Additionally, Jameyson drew six walks, struck out just once in 29 plate appearances and posted a .655 on-base percentage. Defensively, she threw out all four base runners attempting to steal. In game one against Texas A&M International, she went 3-for-3 with two homers and five RBI and scored three runs in game two.
Houck twirled two no-hitters last week, including a five-inning perfect game (four strikeouts) in her first start of the week against Wilmington, the first by a West Chester pitcher since 2006. She finished off the week with a six-inning no-no against Philadelphia University. The junior southpaw struck out seven and walked one to cap off a 4-0 week. The PSAC East and ECAC Pitcher of the Week also picked up wins in both games of doubleheader against Chowan. For the week, Houck posted a 0.55 ERA with 21 strikeouts to just one walk and held her opposition to a .148 batting average.
Player of the Week
March 29 – Mariah Jameyson (Texas A&M University-Commerce)
March 22 – Natalie Lalich (Indianapolis)
March 15 – Kailey Green (Missouri Western)
March 8 – Lyndsay Butler (Wayne State University)
March 1 – Ashley Hardin (West Texas A&M)
Feb. 22 – Erika Lutgen (Missouri Southern)
Feb. 15 – Abbey Walters (UNC Pembroke)
Feb. 8 – Tiffany Hollingsworth (Humboldt State)
Pitcher of the Week
March 29 – Amanda Houck (West Chester University)
March 22 – Michelle Sorensen (Henderson State)
March 15 – Brandy Marlett (Angelo State)
March 8 – Anna Kasner (Western Washington)
March 1 – Kylee Smith (North Georgia)
Feb. 22 – Ally Marcano (Flagler)
Feb. 15 – Rachel Pence (Florida Tech)
Feb. 8 – Anna Kasner (Western Washington)
Selected Top Performances
Brenna Martini, Adelphi (NE 10 Player of the Week)- .536 (15-for-28), 3 2B, 3 HR, 12 RBI, .964 SLG; Jane Trzaska, Armstrong State (Peach Belt Pitcher of the Week)- 3-0, 0.82 ERA, 15 K, 3 BB, 17 IP, .120 opp. BA, .385 BA, 6 R; Hayley Fein, Cal State Monterey Bay (CCAA Pitcher of the Week)- 2-0, 0.00 ERA, SHO, 10 K, 2 BB, .119 opp. BA; Peyton Mills, Harding (GAC Player of the Week)- .733 (11-for-15), 2B, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 11 R, 1.400 SLG, .765 OBP; Claire Miller, Southwest Baptist (MIAA Pitcher of the Week)- 3-0, 0.33 ERA, 31 K, 3 BB, 21 IP .155 opp. BA; Katie Collins, Armstrong State (Peach Belt Player of the Week)- .421, 3 HR (2 grand slams), 12 RBI, .895 SLG; Katie Giacone, Central Missouri- 2-0, 3 save, 1.56 ERA, 14 K; Brandy Marlett, Angelo State (Lone Star Pitcher of the Week)- 3-0, save, 0.40 ERA, 14 K, 3 BB, 4 H, 1 ER, .074 opp. BA; Kacie Kelly, Saint Leo (SSC Player of the Week)- .846 (11-for-13), 2 2B, 3B, 6 RBI, 4R; Haley Hodges, Southern Indiana (GLVC Player of the Week)- .579, 2B, HR, 8 RBI; Kaity Davis, California (Pa.) (PSAC Western Pitcher of the Week)- Perfect game vs. Bowie State (10 K); Kourtney Coveney, West Texas A&M (Lone Star Player of the Week)- .667, 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 0 K 1.667 SLG, .667 OBP; Becca Taylor, West Florida (3-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 SHO, 0 R, 18 K, 0 BB, .159 opp. BA; Soraya Shahbazian, California Baptist (PacWest Player of the Week)- .519 (14-for-27), 5 2B, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 7 R.