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This Week in Fastpitch

Doing it the Best: Central Florida's Stephanie Best was named the Louisville Sligger/NFCA Division I Player of the Week for her efforts last week. In the Golden Kinghts' game with Army, Best tied two NCAA single-game records. She hit two grand slams in the second inning, after belting a three-run homer in the first. The 11 RBI tied a record set by Tiffany Whittall of Louisiana-Lafayette, who also batted in 11 runners in 1995. The two grand slams in an inning has happed one time previously, as Southwest Missouri State's Staci Wattie hit back-to-back grand slams in the sixth inning against Wichita State in 2000.

A bit of irony:If you were to thumb through Army's media guide this season, you would notice that in the opponent's section, Stephanie Best is featured with a full page photo to open the section.

Now, that's pitching: Armstrong Atlantic State pitcher Katya Eronina was named the Division II National Player of the Week. The junior from Moscow, Russia threw four complete games, winning all four. She struck out a total of 50 batters and gave up just one run in the four-game stretch.

Nine games in a week: Kim Jeffs is 8-1 on the season for Plymouth State, and PSU started their season last week! The sophomore struck out 94 batters and threw a no-hitter. She has compiled a 0.25 ERA on the week-long season and was named co-National Player of the Week with Leslie Kagami of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

A "Titan"ic peformance: Gina Oaks hit and pitched Cal State Fullerton to a doubleheader split with then-No. 2 Arizona. She went 6-for-8 in the two games with four runs scored, a double, home run and RBI. In the circle, she went the distance, holding Arizoa to just six hits and three runs and struck out nine in a 15-3 win for the Titans.

Slugging in Monroe: Louisiana-Monroe's Casey Goodman is off to a great start for the Indians. The senior from Bakersfield, Calif. has a .506 batting average with 12 home runs and 42 RBI's, and an astounding 1.024 slugging percentage on the season. Goodman is on pace to shatter that record, as he Indians have 18 games remaining in the regular season. In ULM's game against Sam Houston State, Goodman set a ULM and Southland Conference record for RBI's in a season. In 13 appearances at the plate last week, Goodman failed to reach base just once (.923 OBP).