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Outstanding Division I, II and III Player Performances
OUTSTANDING DIVISION I PLAYER PERFORMANCES
Alana Addison, Louisiana-Lafayette
Addison was on torrid stretch this week, going 10-for-14 with a home run,seven RBI and five runs scored in a Sun Belt Conference sweep of MiddleTennessee. She was 7-for-7 in doubleheader sweep Saturday, including 4-for-4in the first game with a home run and five RBI.
Amber Puchalski, Central Michigan
Puchalski went 3-0 with a 0.33 ERA while allowing only two hits in 21innings. She picked up victories over Oakland (no-hitter), Kent State (one-hitter) and Western Michigan (one-hitter). The no-hitter against Oaklandwas her third in the month of March. Against Kent State, the only hit was alost-in-the-sun hit to straight away centerfield that scored a run. Sheallowed the only hit against Western Michigan in the sixth inning. Puchalskitotalled 29 strikeouts for the week while walking five. She fanned aseason-high 13 batters against Oakland. The opposing batters hit .031against her on the week.
Leslie Poole, Fresno State
Poole went undefeated and notched two shutout wins last week aftergetting a 1-0 victory over No. 8 Cal State Fullerton and an 8-0, six inningwin over UC Riverside. Against No. 8 Cal State Fullerton, Poole limited themto six hits over seven innings of play. She collected her seventh shutoutvictory while walking one and striking out three in 25 batters faced.Against UC Riverside, Poole came on in relief in game one and pitched fourinnings and gave up no hits, walked one and struck out four. In thenightcap, Poole pitched six innings and tossed a three-hitter while walkingnone and striking out one.
Julie Wiese, LSU
Wiese led the Tigers to five wins on the week with a batting average of .667 with eight hits, two doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI. She hit thefirst grand slam of her career against Coastal Carolina on March 2 andBecame the fifth Tiger to hit two home runs in a single game when she hitback-to-back home runs against Georgia on March 31. She improved herbatting average to .330 for the season with 29 hits and 26 RBI.
Kellie Wilkerson, Mississippi State University
In six games this week, Wilkerson, who plays the outfield and pitches,hit .636 (14-for-22) with four homers, four doubles, eight RBI and 11 runsscored. She also drew four walks while recording a 1.364 sluggingpercentage. In addition to her hitting numbers, Wilkerson made threeappearances in the circle this week, going 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and twosaves. She worked 6.0 innings and had two strikeouts. She also made sevenputouts and two assists this week with no errors. Kellie leads theSoutheastern Conference with 12 home runs, 98 total bases and 40 runsscored. She also leads the SEC in save (five) and hasnÃt given up an earnedrun in 28.1 innings.
Kelli Lightner, Stetson
Kelli Lightner pitched 12 shutout innings and picked up both victories inStetson's doubleheader sweep over conference opponent Troy State on Tuesday.In game one, she pitched all eight innings en route to her fourth shutout ofthe season. In game two, Lightner pitched four scoreless innings in reliefto pick up her 14th victory of the season. She has won seven of her lasteight decisions overall and is 4-0 with a 0.32 ERA in Trans America AthleticConference games. At the plate, Lightner went 3-for-5 (.600) in thedoubleheader with a key two-run double in game two.
Jen White-Stokes, Florida State
White-Stokes hit .562 last week and knocked in 25.7% of FSUÃs 34 runsas the Seminoles went 4-1 and outscored their opponents 35-2. She led theteam in at-bats, hits and RBIÃs. Against the Florida A&M, White-Stokesbatted 1.000 (3 for 3), scored a run and knocked in her eighth RBI of theyear. In the Noles conference opener, White-Stokes sealed the opening winfor FSU when she knocked a 210-foot blast over the left field wall with tworunners on to boost Florida State to a 7-0 lead. White-Stokes had a bigdoubleheader against Georgia State, going 5-for-6 with three runs scored andfive RBI. She opened the first game by knocking in the first run of the daywith a single.
Stefanie Volpe, Michigan
Volpe hit the first home run of her career in Michigan's win overWestern Michigan on Wedensday (March 28). She matched a career high withfour RBI in Michigan's Big Ten opening win (10-2) on Saturday (March 31).She had three multi-hit games last week and two multiple RBI games, herthird and fourth of the season. She started all six games at third base andmade just one error.
Mandy Flint, Southern Utah University
Mandy Flint now owns SUU's season strikeout record with 149 Ks, alongwith moving into second on the team's career strikeout list. Flint andCrystal Bingham combined for a no-hitter in the series finale versusValparaiso. Flint also joined the NFCA's 15K club with 16 strikeouts againstValpo on March 30. SUU has won eight of its last nine games.
Marcel Torres, UCLA
In her first Pac-10 games, and first three games in the outfield for theBruins, Torres led UCLA offensively throughout the first weekend of Pac-10play. Torres went 5-for-8 for a .625 average against No. 3 Cal and No. 5Stanford. Torres was one of only two Bruins to earn a hit against theCardinal in Friday's loss.
Rachael McGinnis, Missouri
Only a freshman, McGinnis is filling the cleanup position like a seasoned pro, Starting in all four games last week, she was 10-for-14 (.714),including three doubles and one home run (her second of the season), andseven runs scored. She racked up 16 total bases to advance her a sluggingpercentage to 1.143. She walked once, hit one successful sacrifice fly, andstole two bases.
Tia Bollinger, Washington
Bollinger helped the Huskies to a pair of upset victories over then-No. 3California and then-No. 5 Stanford in Pac-10 play. For the week, she was 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA, two complete games, one shutout (Cal), eight strikeouts,one walk, nine hits and one run in 14.0 innings. She set a school recordfor most wins in a season by a true freshman pitcher with 22 and also setschool freshman record for most shutouts in a season with eight. She hasposted wins in each of her last 12 starts, omving her season record to 22-2with an 0.86 ERA, 17 complete games, eight solo shutouts, 147 strikouts andonly 22 walks in 154.1 innings.
OUTSTANDING DIVISION II PLAYER PERFORMANCES
Samantha Byrne, Southern Connecticut State
Byrne went 2-0 with one save last week, picking up wins agianst AmericanInternational (8-0, 6 innings) and St. Rose (7-0) and a save vs. AmericanInternaitonal (4-3). She allowed no earned runs and struck out seven in 14innings. 3-hitter, 3 Ks vs American International (W 8-0) in 6 innings.
Susan Churchwell, UC Davis
Churchwell was 2-0 in the circle with 2-0 wins over Hawaii Pacific andCal State Stanislaus. In 14 innings, she allowed 11 hits and walked fourwhile striking out 11. In the batterÃs box, she was 6-for-14. She pitched17 scoreless innings (2 shutouts) to extend her streak to 67 straightscoreless innings, the second longest scoreless streak in Division IIhistory. (The record is 76.2.)
Lane Davis, Alabama-Huntsville
Davis was 3-0 with a win over Mississippi University for Women and twovictories over North Alabama. She also batted .750 (9-for-12) with a homerun and three RBI. Against MUW, she was 4-for-4 with two RBI and pitched athree-hit shutout. She picked up a relief win against Mississippi Universityfor Women and collected another win in a seven-inning starting stint vs.North Alabama.
Sarah Kane, Gannon
Kane batted .450 (9-for-20) with two home runs, two doubles, 10 RBI andfour runs scored. She committed no errors in 33 fielding chances as Gannonwent 5-1 for the week.
OUTSTANDING DIVISION III PLAYER PERFORMANCES
Nikki Rosenow, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)
Rosenow batted .533 with three doubles, one triple and a .650 on-basepercentage to help lead Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology to a 3-2 recordlast week. She led the team with eight hits, scored six runs, slugged at.867, stole one base and committed no errors in 18 chances. On the mound,she tossed two complete games and compiled a 1.75 earned run average. Shefinished with a 2-1 record, picking up two Southern Collegiate AthleticConference victories and allowing four earned runs in 16 innings of work.Rosenow has helped the second-year program at Rose-Hulman compile a 16-12record, including a 12-1 mark in SCAC games, after the squad won just threegames in its inaugural year. She leads the 2001 team in batting (.518),hits (43), runs (33), doubles (14), slugging (.795), on-base percentage(.610), fielding percentage (.990), earned run average (2.75) and rankssecond on the team in wins (6) and complete games (8). She has broken ortied 12 school records this season.
Lauren Robinson, Emory University (GA)
Robinson helped Emory to a 4-1 record for the week, including two winsagainst regional foe Savannah College of Art & Design. She hit a grand slamhome run in one of those games and was 8-for-15 for the week (.533) with sixruns, six RBI, one double, one home run and one stolen base.
Erica Kattalia, Endicott College (MA)
At the plate, Kattalia batted .538 (14-for-26) with two home runs, twotriples, three doubles and 11 RBI. On the mound, she picked up a win and asave. For the season, she is batting .513 with two homers and 17 RBI.
Molly Parrott, Central College (IA)
In six games at the Washington (Mo.) Invitational in St. Louis, Parrottbatted .600 (12-for-20) with five runs scored and six walks. She moved intothird place on CentralÃs career stolen base list (59) and is now tied for19th in career hits (113).
Meaghan Sussman, Willamette (OR)
Sussman ed the Bearcats to a four-game sweep of Whitworth (WA) by going6-for-10 with three RBI and two stolen bases. She was selected Northwestconference player of the week.
Erin Howard, Dominican University
Howard helped her team to a 3-1 week (2-0 in the Northern Illinios-IowaConference). Against Aurora University (W 5-2, W 9-6), Howard went 5-for-6,with two runs scored, a double and an RBI. Against Manchester College, IN(L 3-1, W 2-1), Howard went 1-for-4, with a walk, a double and an RBI. Forthe week, Howard hit .600 (6-for-10) with two doubles, two RBI, and threeruns.
Kelly Ostler, University of Chicago
Junior pitcher Kelly Ostler posted a pair of shutouts for the Universityof Chicago during the week of Mar. 26 - Apr. 1. In a 4-0 win over ElmhurstCollege on Mar. 29, Ostler scattered three hits and struck out nine withoutwalking a batter. In a 1-0 win over the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh onApr 1, she allowed three hits and four walks while fanning 11. For theweek, she struck out 20 batters in 13.0 innings without allowing a run. She also contributed at the plate, going 4-for-12 with four RBIduring the week.Link to Division I and Division II Region rankings
Kelly Foley, Wartburg College (IA)
Foley was 3-0 with a 0.00 earned run average in 18 innings of work. Shelimited the University of St. Thomas, ranked No. 19 in the Division IIIpreseason Top 25 and a team that entered the weekend hitting .356, to justfour hits, didn't allow a walk and struck out four in a 5-0 win in St. PaulSaturday, March 31.
Karen Smith, Simpson College (IA)
Smith hit .385 (5-13) with three home runs and five RBI in four games atthe Washington Regional Tournament. Simpson's leadoff hitter, she had twowalks, and one stolen base in two attempts. That second attempt was thefrontend of a double steal which allowed Simpson to score the go-ahead runin their 2-0 victory over Maryville in game two of the tournament. Simpsonis now 6-4 after being forced into a 20-day sabbatical due to weather.
Jessie Laha, Wisconsin-Oshkosh
For the week, Laha was 6-for-12 (.500) with four runs scored, five walksand a double. She made no errors in the field and threw out the tying run atthe plate against Chicago on Sunday to preserve a 3-2 Titan lead that heldup for the win and she also started a 9-3 double play to erase anotherChicago threat. At Aurora on Saturday: she was 3-for-3 in the second gameof the doubleheader with three walks, four runs scored to lead Oshkosh to acome from behind 14-11, eight-inning win.
Kameron Tucker, Bridgewater College (VA)
Tucker hit .571 (8-for-14) in BC's four games last week. She had fourRBI in the four games. She hit her fourth homer of the year against Averettand had a game-winning double in the bottom of the seventh to defeatLynchburg, 4-3. She is hitting .433 for the season.