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Outstanding Division II Player Performances

Starla Payne, Pitcher, Southeastern Oklahoma State

Payne won four games and lost none (4-0) this week, with 19 innings pitched, 2 earned runs, 10 strike outs, 1 walk, and had an ERA of 0.74. Included in her wins this year are shutouts against Tarleton State and Texas Woman's. This season, Payne is 18-4 with an ERA of 0.67.

Kelly Baker, First Base, Southeastern Oklahoma State

Baker had 7 hits in 13 at bats, including a double, a homerun, 4 RBIs, and 4 runs scored. She hit .538 for the week.

Nikki Flynn, Shortstop, North Dakota State

Flynn hit .585 (24-for-41) with 15 runs scored, 4 runs batted in and three doubles. She hit safely in 11 of 12 games. She had eight multi-hit games: one 4-hit game (4-for-4, vs. Eureka), three 3-hit games and four 2-hit games. She scored at least one run in eight of 12 games, including four runs vs. Eureka and three runs vs. Arkansas-Monticello. NDSU went 11-1 during the week and improved to 19-2 overall, winning the UWF Blue-Green Classic on Saturday, beating West Florida in the finals.

Liza Pepper, First Base, Bloomsburg

Was 4-for-8 with four runs scored and five RBI in doubleheader win over Philadelphia University. Had a solo homer in a 5-0 win in game one and was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBI in a 14-10 win in game two. For the year, Pepper is hitting .328 with two homers and 15 RBI. Bloomsburg is 14-4 for the year.

Amanda Fitzgerald, Pitcher, Wisconsin-Parkside

Fitzgerald posted a 4-0 record last week and did not allow a run in all 25 innings she pitched. She pitched complete game shutouts against Francis Marion, Limestone and Kentucky Wesleyan. She pitched a one-hitter and recorded 12 strikeouts against Kentucky Wesleyan. For the week, she struck out 30 batters and allowed 10 hits. For the season, Fitzgerald is 8-1 with a 0.62 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 56.1 innings pitched.

Stacey Tolzdorf, Pitcher, Southern Indiana

University of Southern Indiana sophomore right-hander Stacey Tolzdorf threw a five-inning no-hitter to help the Screaming Eagles complete a doubleheader sweep of Indiana University/Purdue University Ft. Wayne on Sunday. March 19. The no-hitter was Tolzdorf's first in an Eagle uniform and was also her first career shutout at USI. The transfer fromSanta Fe Community College retired the last 11 batters and struck out three on the afternoon. The Screaming Eagles, who started the season 1-6, have won four straight and nine of their past 12 contests. They are 10-9 overall, 4-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.