LOUISVILLE, Ky. — St. John Fisher’s Lindsey Thayer and St. Catherine’s Kylie Macziewski scored Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Pitcher and Player of the Week recognition, respectively.
Junior right-hander Thayer earned the pitching honor for a second straight week off an epic three-game stretch. The St. Lawrence High product opened her week with a no-hitter against Keuka, then tied the NCAA Division III record with 21 strikeouts over seven innings in a three-hit shutout of Nazareth. Then, she collected her 1,000th career strikeout and tossed a perfect game against Alfred.
For the week, she tallied 60 strikeouts and allowed just three hits and three walks over 23 innings in the circle. Thayer is the current NCAA Division III leader in strikeouts (266), hits per seven innings (2.15), earned-run average (0.32) and strikeouts per seven innings (14).
Junior shortstop Macziewski, meanwhile, went 10-for-15 (.667) at the plate with nine runs scored, two doubles and two homers. She scored 90 percent of the time she reached base last week, as the Wildcats went 4-0 and outscored their opponents 49-4 over that stretch. The Bloomington, Minn., product also played flawless defense in the four games, and has only made two errors in 93 chances at shortstop this season.
Other Selected Top Performances
Washington (Mo.) sophomore shortstop Taylor Arends hit .556 (10-for-18) with a double, two runs, two steals and four RBI. … Castleton junior outfielder Timi Carone was 13-for-24 (.542) with nine runs, a double, three triples, a grand slam, nine RBI and two stolen bases. … Washington (Mo.) junior pitcher Maggie Clapp went 3-0 with a save and did not allow an earned run over 16.1 innings, including a pair of shutouts in which she allowed six hits combined. … Salisbury junior right fielder LeAnne Collins hit .875 (7-for-8) with three runs, two doubles and a homer. … Guilford sophomore designated player Makayla Crawford was 6-for-9 (.667) with five runs, a double, two homers and 11 RBI. … Geneva freshman pitcher Casey Farkasovsky was 6-0 over seven appearances and also helped herself with a pair of doubles and two homers. … Ramapo sophomore pitcher Erin Fitzsimmons had two shutouts, including a win over nationally-ranked William Paterson and an one-hitter at Stockton, where she retired 21 straight batters after a leadoff hit. … Virginia Wesleyan freshman pitcher Hanna Hull fanned 19 in a two-hit shutout of Bridgewater, which broke school and Old Dominion Athletic Conference records for a single game. She also had the go-ahead two-run double in the fourth inning. … SUNY Canton freshman first baseman Courtney Hyland hit .560 (14-for-25) with six walks, six runs, eight doubles and 10 RBI. She also had 46 putouts and four assists without an error for the week. … Moravian senior first baseman Abby Jeffries batted .480 with three doubles, a triple and six RBI. … Ramapo senior first baseman Nicole Mahoney hit .667 with two doubles, six RBI and not one strikeout in 15 plate appearances. … Saint Joseph’s (Brooklyn) sophomore pitcher Victoria Mahoney tossed two complete games and had a save in three appearances. … St. John Fisher junior second baseman Katie Mazierski was 12-for-17 (.706) with nine runs, two doubles, three walks and three RBI. … Moravian junior pitcher Josie Novak accounted for four of her team’s seven wins last week with three shutouts, including her seventh one-hitter of the season, and allowed just eight hits over 27 innings in the circle. … SUNY Canton senior pitcher Jordan Podkladek went 3-0 with two complete games and also had a no-decision. … College of Staten Island freshman shortstop Patricia Riches hit .467 (14-for-30) with 12 runs, four doubles, a homer and 15 RBI. She also was hit by a pitch four times during the week. … Ripon junior third baseman Tene Robinson was 10-for-19 (.526) with four multi-hit games. … Geneva sophomore center fielder Haley Sainato batted .423 (11-for-26) with eight runs, five walks, three doubles, four steals and five RBI. … Milwaukee School of Engineering sophomore catcher Emily Snow hit .643 with 11 runs, five doubles, a triple and eight RBI. Her 18th double broke a Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference record for doubles in a season. … Saint Joseph’s (Brooklyn) freshman catcher Amber Wainwright was 5-for-14 (.357) with a double.
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 26 — Lindsey Thayer, St. John Fisher College, Jr., RHP, Winthrop, N.Y.
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 26 — Kylie Macziewski, St. Catherine University, Jr., SS, Bloomington, Minn.
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.