LOUISVILLE, Ky. — St. John Fisher’s Lindsey Thayer and Keene State’s Jenny Galavotti scored Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Pitcher and Player of the Week recognition, respectively.
Junior right-hander Thayer is the national leader in strikeouts per seven innings (13.0) and ranks second in Division III in hits allowed per seven innings (2.4) and third in total strikeouts (179). Last week, the St. Lawrence High product was 2-0 in two games, with 20 strikeouts and just one walk and four hits allowed over 13 innings. She tossed a two-hitter in a 3-1 win versus then-No. 22 Cortland (now tied for 18th) and followed that up with another two-hitter in an 8-0 six-inning triumph over Houghton. Then on Tuesday, she fanned 18 batters in a no-hitter against Keuka.
Senior designated player Galavotti, meanwhile, homered twice in the same inning in a 10-9 victory over Westfield State and batted .500 (11-for-22) in a 4-0 week for the Owls. The Marion, Mass., native also had eight runs scored, eight runs batted in, a pair of doubles and another homer. She homered again on Monday against Castleton, giving her 22 home runs for her career, which ranks third in program history.
Other Selected Top Performances
Grinnell junior pitcher Melissa Anderson went 2-0 with two complete games — a three-hitter and a four-hitter — and allowed just one run and two walks for the week. … Cortland senior outfielder Niki Barbato batted .471 (8-for-17) with four runs, a double, two homers and 11 RBI. … Webster freshman left fielder Abby Burroughs was 11-for-22 (.500) with eight runs, two doubles, three homers and eight RBI. … College of Staten Island senior pitcher Jacqueline Cautela went 3-0 with three shutouts in the circle and hit .450 at the plate. … Berry senior pitcher Marie Collop pitched two complete games and hit .375, as the Vikings completed their first undefeated conference season. … Manhattanville junior pitcher Alycia Feeney did not yield a run over 14 innings and allowed just five baserunners to advance past first in her three appearances. … Massachusetts Institute of Technology junior outfielder Jasmin Joseph hit .520 (13-for-25) with 11 runs, two doubles, a triple, four walks, three RBI and six stolen bases. … Wesley senior catcher Nina Marcano tied and broke the school record for career hits on a pair of extra-base hits (a grand slam and double) and went 10-for-19 (.526) with four doubles, two homers and seven RBI. … Moravian junior catcher Janae Matos hit .563 (9-for-16) with six runs, a double, homer and nine RBI. … Wisconsin-Whitewater freshman pitcher Bella Matthias tossed a pair of shutouts and allowed just six hits. … Washington (Mo.) junior pitcher Anna McKee struck out 11 in a pair of complete-game wins over Case Western Reserve. … Wisconsin-Whitewater senior right fielder Haley Morelli batted .538 (7-for-13) with five runs, a double, three homers and five RBI. … Grinnell junior third baseman Kayla Morrissey hit .400 with four runs, a triple and five RBI. … Massachusetts Institute of Technology sophomore pitcher Ravenne Nasser went 4-1 with five complete games, three shutouts and 26 strikeouts over 34 innings. … Moravian junior pitcher Josie Novak allowed just seven hits and two walks while collecting three shutout wins, including her 50th career victory. … East Texas Baptist senior outfielder Jayme Perez was 4-for-8 (.500) with two homers in the second game of a three-game sweep of Sul Ross State and also collected her 200th career hit. … Texas Lutheran junior pitcher Maitlin Raycroft added an eighth no-hitter to her Division III single-season record and is just one off the all-divisions NCAA mark held by California’s Michelle Granger in Division I. In her other appearance, she took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and allowed just three hits over the two contests. … Berry sophomore first baseman Kayla Sangrey batted .400 for the week and hit her first career homer to secure a series sweep and the program’s first undefeated conference season. … Washington (Mo.) junior third baseman Hera Tang was 7-for-14 (.500) with a homer and three RBI.
The Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player and Pitcher of the Week are selected by the NFCA Division III Top 25 Committee, which has a representative for each of the eight NCAA regions.
2017 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Pitcher of the Week
April 19 — Lindsey Thayer, St. John Fisher College, Jr., RHP, Winthrop, N.Y.
April 12 — Hanna Hull, Virginia Wesleyan College, Fr., LHP, Chesterfield, Va.
April 5 — Maitlin Raycroft, Texas Lutheran University, Jr., RHP, Spring, Texas
March 29 — Maitlin Raycroft, Texas Lutheran University, Jr., RHP, Spring, Texas
March 22 — Danielle Ray, Trine University, Fr., RHP, Hamilton, Ohio
March 15 — Alyssa Olson, Coe College, Soph., RHP, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
March 8 — Hanna Hull, Virginia Wesleyan College, Fr., LHP, Chesterfield, Va.
March 1 — Hanna Hull, Virginia Wesleyan College, Fr., LHP, Chesterfield, Va.
Feb. 22 — Marie Collop, Berry College, Sr. RHP, Atlanta
2017 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player of the Week
April 19 — Jenny Galavotti, Keene State College, Sr., DP, Marion, Mass.
April 12 — Kaymee Gooden, Texas Lutheran University, Sr., CF, Mart, Texas
April 5 — Kaitlyn Aherron, Averett University, Fr., P/UTIL, Alton, Va.
March 29 — Mallory Klotz, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Jr., LF, New Berlin, Wis.
March 22 — Savannah Lee, Birmingham-Southern College, So., 1B, Lascassas, Tenn.
March 15 — LeAnne Collins, Salisbury University, Jr., RF, Sparks, Md.
March 8 — Karlie Jarrett, Berry College, Sr., UTIL, Summerville, Ga.
March 1 — Ashley Royer, Wesley College, So., 3B, Lititz, Pa.
Feb. 22 — Sarah Moore, Berry College, Sr., SS, Lookout Mountain, Ga.