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Outstanding Division I Player Performances

Alicia Smith, Hofstra

Sr, P/OF, Katonah, NY

Smith Led Hofstra to a 5-1 week (2-0 vs. Temple, 3-1 vs. Towson). She batted .563 (9-for-16) for the week, with five doubles, a home run, six RBI, and six walks. Her on-base percentage in the six games was .682, while her slugging percentage was 1.063. In the pitching circle, Smith was 3-0 to extend her personal winning streak to eight games. She had a 1.42 earned run average for the week while striking out 26 batters and walking seven. In the 14 games since Hofstra returned North after three early-season tournaments, Smith is hitting .548 (23-for-42) with 16 RBI, and is 8-0 with a 1.25 earned run average, 63 strikeouts and 10 walks.

Marie Barda, Michigan

Jr., pitcher, Darien, IL.

Barda won a pair of shutouts and picked up a save for the Wolverines in three appearances in the first weekend of Big Ten action. Barda opened with a one-hit, 1-0 shutout of Indiana on Friday (March 30). The next day (April 1), Barda earned her first save of the season, throwing the final inning vs. Purdue and preserving the 3-2 Michigan victory. Barda finished the weekend with six strikeouts in a complete game, 2-0 shutout of the Boilermakers on Sunday (April 2). She is 9-3 for the season with an ERA of 0.23 ERA in 92 innings.

Rosie Leutzinger, Washington

Sr.,shortstop/outfield, Pacific Grove, CA

Leutzinger hit .667 (6-for-9) in UW's Pac-10 opening weekend, as the Huskies downed No. 4 Cal (10-1) and No. 8 Stanford (6-0) and lost to Cal (2-0). She improved her school-record hitting streak to 20 games, scoring four runs and hitting her 14th double of the season in the leadoff position. Leutzinger maintained a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. She is batting .347 (52-for 150) this year.

Jessica Bashor, Iowa, Fr.

Fr., catcher/DP, Riverside, CA

Bashor helped Iowa to four conference road wins at Wisconsin and Minnesota. She went 9-for-12 over the weekend with 6 RBI, 3 doubles, one home run and two walks. Her season slugging percentage is .865 in 29 games and 1.250 in the four conference games over the weekend. Bashor recorded both game-winning runs in two-game Wisconsin series. She powered her eighth home run of the year in game one and currently ranks third in Iowa's record books for most home runs in a single season.

Tiffany Clark, University of Louisiana-Lafayette

Sr., outfield, San Bernardino, CA

Clark went 3-for-6 with a career-best seven RBI and five runs scored in the win over Southern Thursday. She hit her eighth home run of the season against the Jaguars and added an RBI single against Nicholls State in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday. For the week, she batted .364 (4-for-11) with five runs and eight RBI with a stolen base.

Andrea Davis,Oklahoma

Jr., outfield/DP

Davis batted .556 this week in four games for OU. She hit one homer with four RBI, two doubles, a 1.111 slugging percentage and three runs scored.

Tina Kinney Central Michigan University

Sr., pitcher/firstbase, Glendale, CA

Kinney was 3-0 last week, pitching two shutouts and allowing only one run in 21 innings pitched (0.33 ERA). She allowed 12 hits and struck out 17 while walking one. Kinney also hit .368 for the week, going 7 for-19 with three RBI. She picked up her 60th career victory, tying the CMU career record.

Gina Bianchini, Penn State

Soph., outfield, Pottstown, PA

Bianchini paced Penn State to a 2-0 record last week as the Lions swept a Saturday doubleheader at Maryland. The sophomore went 3-for-3 with two runs, two RBI and stole three bases in the second game of the twinbill. In the opener, she swiped a pair of bases, scored a run and registered a base hit. Bianchini is currently hitting .364 on the year and has a team-best 24 stolen bases in 26 attempts.

Courtney Blades, Southern Mississippi

Sr., pitcher, Baton Rouge, LA

Blades went 2-1 for the week with one save while working 27.1 innings and allowing six hits, three runs, one earned. She struck out 43 batters during the week and had an ERA of 0.26. Her only loss of the week came in 11 innings when Mississippi scored three runs off Blades with the international tie-breaker in place. In that game, Blades struck out 17 batters. She tossed a no-hitter in USM's 1-0 Conference USA victory over Louisville with nine strikeouts, and came back with the save in game two, working 2.1 innings and striking out six. On Sunday, Blades defeated Louisville 4-0 and took a perfect game into the sixth inning. She finished that game with 11 strikeouts and allowed just one hit. She improved her overall record to 26-5 with 362 strikeouts. She is just 136 K's away from breaking her NCAA Division I single season strikeout record of 497.

Holly Killion, Western Illniois

Sr., pitcher, Coal Valley, IL

In two starts against Oakland (MI) last weekend, Killion (13-5) pitched 12 hitless innings, striking out 21. She pitched a five-inning perfect game (her second of the season) on March 31, and a seven-inning no-hitter with two walks on April 1. She increased her consecutive shutout innings streak to 24 and her consecutive hitless innings streak to 13.1 innings. She pitched her ninth consecutive victory and her 16th complete game of the season.

Stephanie Falk, Missouri

Jr., pitcher, Baaverton, OR

Falk was 1-3 with a 1.59 ERA. She pitched four complete games, 26.1 innings, allowing 22 hits, 13 runs (six earned) and 27 strikeouts. Opponents batted .216 against her. Falk put up 16 of her strikeouts in Missouri's first two games against Texas. She defeated Texas on Sunday, handing the Longhorns their first Big 12 loss of the season.

Denise Reagan, East Carolina

Sr., pitcher

Reagan pitched in five of the Pirates' seven games during the week while earning a 2-1 record with one save. Her season record improves to 18-2 and while earning her fifth save of the season, she has surpassed the ECU career save number (four) in just one season. Reagan owns eight career saves. Against Hampton, Virginia Tech and Harvard, Reagan struck out 25 of the 86 batters she faced and only walked four. She gave up just six runs on 11 hits in five games. Included in her two wins was a 3-0 shutout (her seventh of the season) against Hampton in which she gave up just one hit in seven innings. Reagan currently owns a 1.56 ERA.

Jennifer Martinez, Middle Tennessee

Soph., pitcher, Fairfield, CA

Martinez went 4-0 this week with a 0.33 ERA. She struck out 32 batters to improve her conference-leading total to 117 on the season. she gave up only one run on five hits against 74 batters, pitching 21.1 innings. she was the first freshman ever to earn both the Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher and Freshman of the Year honors in the same season. she finished last season fifth in the nation in strikeouts with 9.3 per game.

Suzie Rizek, Northern Illinois

Jr., outfield, Naperville, IL

Rizek helped Northern Illinois open Mid-American Conference play at 4-0 for the second straight year by batting .615 (8-for-13) with a 1.462 slugging percentage over the weekend. In a 9-0 win over Miami (Ohio) on Friday (March 31), the junior went 3-for-3 with three home runs, seven runs batted in, four runs scored, and a stolen base. The three round-trippers in a game ties NIU's school record set by Huskie Hall of Famer Jill Justin, who won two Division I batting titles (1987-88) and led NIU to the College World Series in 1988. The seven RBI in that game is a new school record. For the weekend, Rizek was eight-for-13 with nine RBI, seven runs scored, three homers, two doubles, and a .688 on-base percentage. Rizek raised her batting average 65 points, from .246 heading into the weekend to her current clip of .311 (23 for-74). She leads the Huskies with 15 runs scored, four home runs, and 22 RBI. Northern Illinois defeated Miami (Ohio) 2-0 and 9-0 on Friday and then topped Bowling Green 9-5 and 7-5 on Saturday (April 1). The Huskies finished 35-19 overall and 22-4 in the MAC in 1999.

Kirsten Voak, Arizona State

Soph., pitcher, Fremont, CA

Voak, who was just named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for the third time this year, posted a 2-0 record over the weekend,picking up wins over 11th-ranked Oregon State and 23rd-ranked Oregon. Inthe game against Oregon, Voak tied her career-high for strikeouts in a game with 15, while not walking a batter. To begin the game, Voak struck outeight of the first 11 batters, while striking out the side two times (2ndand 5th). Additionally, Voak struck out every Oregon Batter at least once,while four batters struck out two or more times. Voak went 1-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored and two walks. Against Oregon State, Voak limited the Beavers to three hits, one run, while posting nine strikeouts.Voak also went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI. The 15 strikeout game against the Ducks was Voak's 15th career double-digit performance and seventh of the year. Combined over the two game stretch,Voak pitched 14 innings, striking out 24. The two wins were also Voak's team-leading 22nd and 23rd on the season, one shy of ASU's single-season mark she set last year. Overall, Voak is now 23-2 with a 0.73 ERA. She has 10 shutouts, 206 strikeouts and is holding opponents to a .160 batting average.