LOUISVILLE, Ky. — DePauw’s Cami Henry and Moravian’s Brooke Wehr scored the third Division III Wilson/NFCA Pitcher and Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player of the Week honors of the 2021 season on Wednesday.
Henry, a junior right-hander from Camby, Ind., went 2-0 against nationally-ranked Trine last week for the (14-1) Tigers, who themselves are the No. 7 team in Division III. She pitched a three-hit shutout in the first game against the then-No. 22 Thunder, with a school-record 14 strikeouts in the 1-0 triumph. The Mooresville High product then allowed one unearned run over four innings of relief in the second game, with two hits, no walks and four strikeouts.
Wehr, a senior catcher from Orefield, Pa., powered No. 16 Moravian’s 6-0 week with a .579 average (11-for-19), seven runs, four doubles, two triples, two homers and 14 runs batted in. Then on Sunday, in the final game of a four-game sweep of Juniata, the Northwestern Lehigh High graduate became the fifth player in school history to have three doubles in a game. She also played flawlessly all week on defense.
Other Top Performances
Westminster (Pa.) senior outfielder Haley Bedalota hit .538 with two doubles, seven RBI, an .845 slugging percentage and 16 putouts on defense. … Calvin junior right fielder Hannah Biddlecome batted .625 with three runs, a double and two RBI, and had an outfield assist that stopped an opponent rally. … Saint Benedict junior catcher Katie Carlson went 8-for-15 (.533) with four runs, three homers and 17 RBI. … Luther junior pitcher Kendra Cooper pitched all 11 innings in a victory over Coe, striking out seven and scattering eight hits and three runs across 45 batters. … East Texas Baptist junior pitcher Preslye Cox scored two wins on the week in three appearances, allowing just three runs and fanning nine batters. … East Texas Baptist freshman designated player Tauryn Cummings batted .692 with two runs, two homers and eight RBI and didn’t strike out once in five games. … Carnegie Mellon junior outfielder Summer Faille hit .583 with a double, two triples, a homer and nine RBI. … St. Olaf senior pitcher Julie Graf struck out 20 in 9.1 innings and allowed just three hits and three walks across two appearances. … York (Pa.) junior shortstop Alyssa Harhigh batted .583 with three runs, three doubles and six RBI. … Covenant (Ga.) sophomore shortstop Jordan Holman extended her hitting streak to 13 games and tied the single-game program record with two triples, while batting .667 (8-for-12) with five runs, two doubles and two triples. … Moravian sophomore pitcher Madison Hummel had a 3-0 week in the circle, collecting her first collegiate complete game and shutout and compiling a 0.93 ERA. … Wooster junior third baseman Molly Likins went 9-for-15 (.600) with five runs, two doubles, three homers and 10 RBI. … York (Pa.) junior pitcher Taylor Lindsay had 13 strikeouts and a shutout in her season debut, going 2-0 with a save and two complete games for the week. … St. Olaf senior catcher Hannah Matthies batted .714 (5-for-7) with two doubles and four RBI, plus flawless defense behind the plate. … Saint Benedict sophomore pitcher Elly Novak fanned 24 and walked just six over 18 innings. … Lycoming freshman right fielder Kylie Segraves had a hit in all four games and totaled .778 (7-for-9) with four runs and six RBI. … Carnegie Mellon freshman pitcher Amanda Smith fanned 18 over 11.2 innings, with a shutout and 1.20 ERA. … Saint Benedict sophomore center fielder Gabby Spencer went 6-for-12 (.500) with seven runs, a double, three homers and six RBI. … Eastern Connecticut State junior pitcher/utility player Carley Stoker had a six-inning, one-hit shutout for the second straight start and then earned the save in her team’s other game, while batted .400 with two runs, a double, three walks and two RBI. … Lycoming sophomore pitcher Payton Whary tossed a five-inning perfect game against Delaware Valley, with four strikeouts, eight groundouts and three flyouts, then allowed four hits over six innings in another victory. … Pacific Lutheran freshman catcher Casey Wright hit a grand slam and batted .636 overall for four games, with five runs, two doubles and 10 RBI. … Calvin sophomore first baseman Kali Yant sparked the offense to a weekend sweep, hitting .625 with two runs, a double and three RBI. … Clarkson junior pitcher/utility player Olivia Zoeller struck out 14 and walked just one in a five-inning no-hitter against St. Lawrence.
Winners are selected by the NFCA Division III Top 25 Committee, which has a representative for each of the eight NCAA regions.
2021 Wilson/NFCA Division III National Pitcher of the Week
March 24 — Cami Henry, DePauw University, Jr., RHP, Camby, Ind.
March 17 — Kennedy Carruth, Belhaven University, So., RHP, St. Francisville, La.
March 10 — Ashley Croft, East Texas Baptist University, Fr., RHP, Cypress, Texas
2021 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player of the Week
March 24 — Brooke Wehr, Moravian College, Sr., C, Orefield, Pa.
March 17 — Jessica Goldyn, Virginia Wesleyan University, Sr., C, Virginia Beach, Va.
March 10 — Marin Musicant, East Texas Baptist University, Jr., DP, San Diego, Calif.