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Outstanding Division III Player Performances

Jill Hocking, Pitcher/First Base, Saint Mary's University (MN), Jr., Apple Valley, MN

Hocking hit .556 (10-for-18), laced seven doubles and hit a grand slam home run as the Cardinals went a perfect 6-0 at the Simpson (IA) Classic last week. The grand slam home run came in the Cardinals' 9-1 rout of defending national champion and previously unbeaten Simpson. Hocking also pitched 25 of the team's 35 innings without giving up one earned run. She started five of the six games, allowing just 16 hits and three runs, while walking two and striking out six. The Cardinals, ranked No. 5 in the NFCA preseason poll, improved to 7-2.

Amber Ridnour, Second Base, Simpson College , Sr., Des Moines, IA

For the week, Ridnour was 7-for-11 (.636) with three runs scored, two home runs, six RBI, slugged 1.273 and had a 1.000 fielding pct. (4-2-0) and a .636 on base pct. Simpson was 2-1 for the week.

Karen Masters, Pitcher, New Jersey City University, Jr., Cateret, NJ

Masters threw perfect games on back-to-back days to lead New Jersey City University to a 4-0 week. For the week, she pitched 20 innings, allowed four hits, one run (unearned), walked none and struck out 27. One day after throwing the first perfect game in the program's history in a 9-0 win over Staten Island, Masters was again flawless in a 7-0 win over John Jay. She also pitched a two-hitter with one unearned run against Staten Island and earned the win in relief with four shutout innings against John Jay.

Olivia Reichert, Shortstop, Maryville University (MO)

Olivia Reichert led Maryville University to a 4-2-1 record in seven games played. The following are her individual accomplishments for a conference doubleheader(March 23) and the St. Louis Invitational tournament(March 25-26): She batted .600 (15-for-25) with one HR, 11 RBI, one double, three triples, two homers. She was successful on 7-of-7 stolen base attempts and had a slugging percentage of 1.120.

Melissa Korb, pitcher, Pacific Lutheran University

She went 4-0 this past week at the Sunwest Softball Tournament by defeating No. 2 ranked Wisconsin Eau-Claire, No. 4 Chapman, No. 6 Alma, and No. 16 Central. In 30 2/3 innings allowed three earned runs and struck out 37. Her record is now 8-0 and the team is 16-1.

Brandee Brower, Shortstop, Alma College, DeWitt, MI.

In Alma's first 20 games (16-4 record), Brower is hitting .440 with 28 hits and an amazing 28 RBIs. Among those hits are five doubles, a triple and two homers for a slugging percentage of .651. In nine games she has recorded multiple RBI three times, driving in four in an 8-0, six-inning win over regionally-ranked Puget Sound (WA). At the prestigious Sun West Tournament Brower was 8-for-18 with six RBI and a pair of doubles as Alma faced four regionally or nationally-ranked teams (Pacific Lutheran, Chapman, Puget Sound and Central, IA). Brower earned all-tournament honors at the Alma Invitational, going 7-for-15 with five RBI as Alma went 4-1 in the tourney to win the event for the third straight season.

Courtney Quinones, Infielder, Ursinus College, Jr., Pottstown, PA

Quinones batted .467 (7-15) and slugged .667 during a 4-0 week for the Bears. She had one double, one triple, six RBI, five runs scored and one stolen base. She knocked in the game-winning RBI with a triple in a 6-3 win over Dickinson College.

Michelle Halleran, Third Base, Rochester Institute of Technology, Jr., North Versailles, PA

Junior All-American third baseman Michelle Halleran had an outstanding week for the Tigers as she went an impressive 17-for-23 (.739) at the plate with two 4-for-4 performances. For the week she added two home runs and two doubles for 25 total bases and a 1.087 SLG%. She also contributed with 10 RBI, 11 runs scored and five stolen bases including a single game school record four versus Elmira on March 25th. She currently leads NYSWCAA in batting (.547) and is second in slugging percentage (.849). For the week, the Tigers were a perfect 7-0 and captured their second straight Wilson College Invitational.

Jennifer Segner, Pitcher, Muskingum College, Sr., Marysville, OH

Segner went 5-0 last week to improve her season record to 11-0. Her ERA in 29 innings last week was 0.48. She started five of the Lady Muskies' six games, the exception being the nightcap at Bethany (WV) College. She pitched complete-game victories in the opener at Bethany and the nightcap versus Ohio Dominican. Complete stats for the week: 29 innings, 14 hits, four runs, two ER, four walks, seven strikeouts, one hit batter.

Alicia Dicks, Outfield, Kalamazoo College, Soph.,Park Ridge, IL

Dicks batted .500 (10-for-20) last week. She's currently on a ten-game hitting streak and is batting .485 (16-for-33) for the season. Last week, she had a double, an RBI, three walks, a stolen base and two sac bunts hitting from the No. 2 spot in the Kalazmazoo order.