LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Ravenne Nasser and Rhodes College’s Jill Healy claimed Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Pitcher and Player of the Week honors on Wednesday.
Senior right-hander Nasser pitched back-to-back no-hitters in a doubleheader against Clark and fanned 35 batters over 25.1 innings total for the week in the circle. Seventeen of the strikeouts came in her first two career no-hitters, and she allowed just three earned runs in four games overall for a 0.83 earned-run average, and she also hit .300 with four runs batted in for the week.
Meanwhile, senior shortstop Healy came within a single of hitting for the cycle in her third game of the week. She had multiple hits in every game during the week and also scored in each game. Overall, she went 8-for-12 (.667) with four runs, three doubles, a triple, two homers and nine RBI, without striking out once.
Other Top Performances
East Texas Baptist senior third baseman MacKenzie Anderson hit .545 with six runs scored, a double, two homers and eight RBI. … Rochester freshman first baseman Alizah Ayon was 7-for-19 (.368) with three homers and nine RBI. She homered in both games of a doubleheader with Skidmore and was 3-for-3 with a two-run homer in the first game of a twinbill with nationally-ranked Rensselaer. … Calvin sophomore pitcher Ellie Borst was 3-0 with a 0.74 ERA, 20 strikeouts and just two walks in 19 innings. … East Texas Baptist freshman pitcher Preslye Cox was 2-0 with an 1.17 ERA, nine strikeouts and two walks over 12 innings. … Rowan junior pitcher/outfielder Jesse DeDomenico was 2-0 with a 0.70 ERA and struck out 10 in 10 innings while also batting .538 with four runs, two doubles and three RBI. … St. Olaf junior pitcher Julie Graf pitched three no-hitters and became the MIAC all-time leader in strikeouts (697). She fanned 16 in a nine-inning no-hitter against Augsburg and seven in a no-hitter against Gustavus Adolphus, and also threw a no-hitter in an 1-0 loss to nationally-ranked St. Thomas. … Calvin junior center fielder Kayla Groen hit .600 with five multi-hit games, four doubles, a triple, six runs and five RBI. … Saint Joseph’s (Brooklyn) freshman third baseman Ashlee Hartwig was 13-for-19 (.684) with five doubles, a triple and nine RBI. … Husson junior pitcher/utility player Jen Jones had a 13-strikeout game, and went 2-0 for the week with a 0.41 ERA, a save, 26 strikeouts and just one earned run over 17 innings. She also hit .417 at the plate. … Bethany Lutheran freshman first baseman Zoe Kinakin batted .900 with two doubles, a triple, five runs and four RBI. … Rochester sophomore pitcher Hannah Leahy won three Liberty League games in two days. … Calvin sophomore pitcher Bri Leegwater went 2-0 with a 0.48 ERA, six hits and nine strikeouts over three appearances. … Bethany Lutheran junior pitcher Bria Majeski went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 17 strikeouts and no walks in 14 innings. … Rhodes senior pitcher Bri Maniscalco tossed eight scoreless innings over two appearances, including a seven-inning no-hitter. … Central (Iowa) sophomore shortstop Daria Parchert hit .615 with a double, two triples, and six RBI. … Moravian freshman designated player Alexandria Scheeler was 11-for-20 (.550) with three runs, four doubles, and six RBI. … Manchester senior third baseman Katelynn Skeens went 9-for-16 (.563) with a double, homer, four runs and nine RBI. … Calvin sophomore catcher Grace Stock batted .471 with five runs, two doubles, two homers and eight RBI. … Brandeis junior utility player Scottie Todd batted .383 with two doubles, a homer and five RBI. … Cortland sophomore pitcher Cady Walts was 2-0 with an 1.56 ERA, 28 strikeouts and just eight hits over 18 innings. She tossed an one-hitter (13 strikeouts) in a game in which she lost her no-hit bid on a single with two outs in the seventh, and also fanned 11 in a five-inning, five-hit shutout. … Wisconsin-Eau Claire freshman first baseman Meghan Witt was 7-for-12 (.583) with three runs, a double, two homers and five RBI.
Winners are selected by the NFCA Division III Top 25 Committee, which has a representative for each of the eight NCAA regions.
2019 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Pitcher of the Week
April 10 — Ravenne Nasser, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sr., RHP, Methuen, Mass.
April 3 — Ally Wiegand, Illinois Wesleyan University, Jr., RHP, Downs, Ill.
March 27 — Hadley Decker, Anderson (Ind.) University, Jr., RHP, New Haven, Ind.
March 20 — Candace Whittemore, Randolph-Macon College, Sr., RHP, Montpelier, Va.
March 13 — Alyssa Olson, Coe College, Sr., RHP, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
March 6 — Hanna Hull, Virginia Wesleyan University, Jr., LHP, Chesterfield, Va.
Feb. 27 — Beatriz Lara, East Texas Baptist University, Fr., RHP, Orange Grove, Texas
2019 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player of the Week
April 10 — Jill Healy, Rhodes College, Sr., SS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
April 3 — Paige Smotherman, Linfield College, Sr., 2B, Hillsboro, Ore.
March 27 — Krissy Hughes, Muskingum University, Sr., CF, Newark, Ohio
March 20 — Kaitlyn Hasty, Christopher Newport University, Fr., UTIL, Chesapeake, Va.
March 13 — Kendall Marinesi, California Lutheran University, Jr., 3B, Santee, Calif.
March 6 — Kelsey Hora, Coe College, So., CF, Ainsworth, Iowa
Feb. 27 — Chase Shortly, University of St. Thomas, Sr., C/INF, Forest Lake, Minn.