LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Berry’s Anna Jackson and Babson’s Moira O’Reilly captured the latest Division III Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player and Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week honors on Tuesday.
Jackson, a sophomore catcher from Suwanee, Ga., hit .611 for the week, with 10 runs, two doubles, two triples, two home runs and 10 runs batted in. The returning NFCA third-team All-American was 3-for-3 and a single shy of the cycle in the first game of a doubleheader versus Centre, and raised her season average to .407.
O’Reilly, a sophomore left-hander from Columbus, Ohio, had a career-high 15 strikeouts in a two-hit shutout against UMass Dartmouth, then pitched the Beavers to wins in both ends of a twinbill with Worcester Polytechnic. For the week, she was 3-0 with a 0.44 ERA, just four walks and 30 strikeouts over 16 innings of action.
Other Top Performances
Tufts junior center fielder Michelle Adelman batted .583 with five runs, two doubles and two key RBI. … WashU freshman center fielder Maggie Baumstark was 5-for-13 (.385) with two runs, a double, homer and six RBI. … Westminster (Pa.) senior pitcher Madison Brown collected two complete-game shutouts and averaged six strikeouts, while allowing just 10 hits over 14 innings. … Pacific Lutheran senior pitcher Cassidy Conrad went 2-0 against then-No. 12 Linfield, with a complete game, six strikeouts and a .234 average against. … George Fox senior pitcher Ashley Davis won all three of her starts and pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief in a loss. She fanned 16 over 21.2 innings and crafted a 1.29 ERA for the four appearances. … WashU senior pitcher Madison Denton tossed a one-hit shutout against Case Western Reserve. … Randolph-Macon freshman pitcher Gracie Ellis struck out 20 over 10 innings, with just five hits and two walks allowed, to pick up a win and a save. … Western Connecticut State junior pitcher Hailey Golembiewski recorded all 15 outs via strikeout in a one-hit shutout of Purchase. … Carnegie Mellon sophomore outfielder Erika Heffernen hit .636 with a triple, four RBI and .818 slugging percentage. … Loras freshman pitcher Ashlyn Hemm scored two victories over Simpson, allowing five hits and fanning 14 over 10 innings. … Bethany Lutheran senior shortstop Zoe Kinakin was 6-for-7 (.857) in a doubleheader with Northland, scoring four runs and collecting three RBI and a walk-off single in the first game. … Eastern Connecticut State sophomore pitcher Alexis Michon tossed two three-hitters, allowing one earned run and no walks, while striking out 13 over 13 innings. … George Fox freshman catcher Sydney Sandifer hit two grand slams on the same day, and had four homers overall, as part of week in which she hit .500, had a double, 13 RBI and two stolen bases. … Texas Lutheran sophomore pitcher Ashlyn Strother fanned 18 over 11 innings, while allowing two hits and zero runs in a 2-0 week. … Emory senior utility player Megan Weisenberg batted .444 with a double, homer, five RBI and four steals in four attempts, while also playing flawless third base (13 putouts, five assists) instead of her usual outfield due to necessity.
Winners are selected by the NFCA Division III Top 25 Committee, which has a representative for each of the 10 NCAA regions.
2022 Wilson/NFCA Division III National Pitcher of the Week
April 5 — Moira O’Reilly, Babson, So., RHP, Columbus, Ohio
March 29 — Caitlyn Burch, Mary Washington, So., RHP, Mechanicsville, Md.
March 22 — Ashlyn Hemm, Loras, Fr., RHP, Port Byron, Ill.
March 15 — Ashlyn Strother, Texas Lutheran, So., RHP, Seabrook, Texas
March 8 — Kate Alger, Christopher Newport, Fr., RHP, Staunton, Va.
2022 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player of the Week
April 5 — Anna Jackson, Berry, So., C, Suwanee, Ga.
March 29 — Hannah Davis, Skidmore, Sr., P/1B, Stafford, Conn.
March 22 — Franie Burnett, Central, So., RF, Ankeny, Iowa
March 15 — Kaitlyn Hasty, Christopher Newport, Sr., 1B, Chesapeake, Va.
March 8 — Sarah Proctor, Christopher Newport, Sr., OF, Mineral, Va.