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Outstanding Division III Player Performances

Lisa Newmaster, Pitcher/Outfield, Ursinus College, Cleona, PA 

Newmaster did it all for the 18th-ranked Bears in a 4-0 week. She batted .538 (7-for-13) with three runs scored and seven RBI. On the mound, she fired a pair of complete-game wins, allowing just two earned runs on nine hits and striking out eight. Newmaster tossed a three-hit shutout at Swarthmore and collected a pair of hits. Against Richard Stockton, Newamster pitched a five-hitter and went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBI as Ursinus won 11-3. In the nightcap, she collected two hits and three RBI to lead the Bears to a 5-0 victory.

April Miller, Pitcher, Central College, Pleasantville, IA

Miller, a freshman, gave up only one hit in two games last week. She pithced a 9-0, five-inning one-hitter against Upper Iowa and followed with a 9-0 six-inning no-hitter vs. Luther. In those games, Miller walked only one batter and struck out eight in eleven innings.

Olivia Reichert, shortstop, Maryville College

Reichert extended her hitting streak to twenty games in leading Maryville University (Missouri) to a 5-0 record (including one game halted due to darkness) during three conference doubleheaders. Maryville has improved to 21-7-1 record overall. For the week, she batted .667 (12-for-18) with four RBI and double, a triple and two stolen bases in two attempts. For the year, Richert is batting .606 (60-for-99) with five homers, seven triples, 14 doubles and 36 RBI in 30 games.

Jamie Elias, Pitcher, Rowan University, Cherry Hill, NJ

Elias was 2-0 last week. She pitched an 8-0 shutout (5 innings) against Moravian on April 6 and beat Montclair, 10-2 (6 innings) on the road April 8. In those two games, she allowed 10 hits, two runs (one earned), walked four and struck out four.

Karen Smith, Outfield, Simpson College, Anthony, IA

In six games last week, Smith batted .526 with one home run (a grand slam vs. St. Scholastica), eight RBI, nine runs scored, four doubles, three walks and two stolen bases. She led Simpson to a 6-0 record. Batting leadoff in all 24 of Simpson's games, Smith is second on the team in RBI (19) and home runs (two).


Deb Noble, Designated Player, Moravian College, Cranford, NJ.

Noble had a hit in all four games for Moravian while the team posted a 2-2 record. She was 6-for-11 with six RBI, three runs and a double last week. She had an RBI double against Rowan University to score Moravian's only run of the doubleheader.

Jen Heisner, Outfield, Rochester Institute of Technology,Cortland, NY

Heisner led the Tigers offense as she had big weekend at the plate and on the basepaths, going 7-for-7 (1.000) with three RBI and seven stolen bases. In game one, she set a new single game record with a career-high five stolen bases and also broke the old single season stolen base mark of 19. She currently leads the Tigers and NYSWCAA with a perfect 23-for-23 in just 23 games. She is tied for the batting lead in NYSWCAA with a .507 average. She is currently on a nine-game hit streak in which she has gone 22-for-33 (.667).

Brandi Mitchell, Shortstop, Wisconsin-Whitewater, Machesney Park, IL.

Mitchell went 9-for-13 for a .692 batting average for the week. She had a double, a triple, and two home runs. One of the home runs came in the bottom of the seventh and was the game-winning hit against Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She also hit another home run in the second game againt Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She had six RBI, five runs, a walk, and no errors for the week. Her slugging percentage was 1.385. Wisconsin-Whitewater was 4-0 for the week.

Lauren Peloquin, Pitcher, Amherst College, Berkley, MA

Peloquin pitched 12 shutout innings in the Jeffs' doubleheader sweep versus Bowdoin College this weekend (1-0, and 10-4), allowing only two hits in the first game. During that win, her fifth complete game shutout of the year, Peloquin passed the century mark in strikeouts and now has 107 for the season. In the second game, Peloquin pitched five hitless innings of relief to pick up her 12th win.