LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s Hannah Ritter and Randolph-Macon’s Gracie Ellis captured the latest Division III Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player and Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week honors on Tuesday.
Ritter, a junior first baseman from Marengo, Ill., hit safely in all eight of her contests, going 17-for-23 (.739) with 13 runs, five doubles and 10 RBI. She had six multi-hit contests, including three 3-for-3 performances.
Ellis, a freshman right-hander from New Kent, Va., pitched a perfect game against Guilford on Sunday, striking out 14, and was 3-0 for the week with three complete games. Over 20 innings, she fanned 22 and allowed just seven hits, two runs (one earned) and walked three.
Other Top Performances
Randolph-Macon junior first baseman Rilee Baughan hit .450 with eight runs, two doubles, five homers and 11 RBI. … Greenville junior utility player Jaclyn Belzer had three doubles, two homers and eight RBI over four games. … Alfred sophomore pitcher Megan Bennett struck out 10 twice and fanned 36 over six appearances and 25 innings. … Greenville freshman pitcher Melissa Bernal scored both wins for her team, including a five-inning no-hitter versus Blackburn. … SUNY Cortland sophomore outfielder Lizzy Byers homered in five of six games (totaling six for the week), and had two, including a grand slam, in one game against Oswego, and a three-run blast in the other contest against the Lakers. … Belhaven sophomore pitcher Kennedy Carruth tied a career-high with 14 strikeouts against LeTourneau and fanned 22 over 14 innings while going 3-0. … Moravian freshman pitcher Madi Cunningham went 2-0 as the Greyhounds extended their regular-season conference win streak to 29. … George Fox senior pitcher Ashley Davis went 3-0 with two complete games and has not lost in her last nine appearances. … WashU senior pitcher Madison Denton went 2-0 with a two-hitter and a six-hitter against NYU. … Saint Benedict freshman outfielder Megan Erickson hit .476, with six of her 10 hits doubles, and recorded 11 of her 25 putouts filling in at catcher. … Kean senior shortstop Gabriella Fredette hit a grand slam and batted .583 with six runs, four steals and seven RBI for the week. … Manhattanville senior infielder Giovanna Liggett batted .458 with three doubles, two homers (including a grand slam), 10 runs and 16 RBI. … Wisconsin-La Crosse sophomore third baseman Jordyn McCormack had a walk-off homer versus Wisconsin-Eau Claire and hit .650 with eight runs, three doubles and 10 RBI. … Pacific Lutheran senior right fielder Erin McGrath went 6-for-12 (.500) with seven runs, two doubles, two homers and nine RBI. … Eastern Connecticut State sophomore pitcher Alexis Michon won twice, tossing a one-hitter and four-hitter. … Framingham State junior pitcher Ally Moran had a no-hitter against Bridgewater State. … Rochester freshman right fielder Bailey Nicholoff had three homers and 10 RBI in a twinbill sweep of Skidmore. … Saint Benedict junior pitcher Elly Novak fanned 14 against Augsburg and went 3-0 for the week with 30 strikeouts. … Massachusetts Institute of Technology freshman pitcher Becca O’Connor struck out eight in a six-inning no-hitter against Clark. … St. Olaf sophomore pitcher Jaelyn Orth fanned a career-high 14 and didn’t allow a hit after the first batter in a win over Concordia-Moorhead, then allowed just one hit in three scoreless innings of relief against St. Mary’s. … George Fox freshman catcher Sydney Sandifer hit .467 with a double, three homers, and eight RBI. … Massachusetts Institute of Technology junior outfielder Jordan Sell batted .588 with a double, triple, five RBI and three steals. … Manhattanville junior pitcher Charli Shinstine threw the fourth no-hitter of her career and had three games with 10 or more strikeouts. … Moravian sophomore designated player Emily Silberman batted .727 with three runs, two homers and seven RBI. … Saint Benedict junior outfielder Gabby Spencer hit .611 with three doubles, a triple, homer, three RBI, four walks and four steals.
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 12 — Gracie Ellis, Randolph-Macon, Fr., RHP, New Kent, Va.
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 12 — Hannah Ritter, Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Jr., 1B, Marengo, Ill.
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.