LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Missouri Western’s Kailey Green and Angelo State’s Brandy Marlett were selectedLouisville Slugger / NFCA Division II National Player and Pitcher of the Week awards, respectively, for games played March 6-12, announced the Association on Wednesday afternoon.
Green homered in four of her seven plate appearances and finished a doubleheader against Lindenwood 5-for-6 at the plate with seven RBI and four runs scored. The senior launched two round trippers in each contest attributing to her astronomical 2.833 slugging percentage. She also drew one free pass to post a .857 on-base percentage. The MIAA Hitter of the Week’s home run barrage moved her into sole possession of fourth place in the program’s career annals.
Marlett had a career week for the newly-minted No. 2 Rambelles, going 3-0 with a 0.74 ERA, 36 strikeouts to just three walks in 19 innings of work. She tossed two complete-game shutouts, fanned a program-record 17 in game one at Eastern New Mexico and held her opponents to a .121 batting average. The junior from Henderson, Nev. opened her week with an impressive outing against then-No. 3 St. Mary’s, holding the Rattlers to zero runs on two hits with 10 strikeouts in a 10-0 five-inning victory. Marlett, the Lone Star Pitcher of the Week, capped off her outstanding performance with a two-hit shutout at Eastern New Mexico in which she tallied nine more strikeouts.
Player of the Week
March 15 – Kailey Green (Missouri Western)
March 8 – Lyndsay Butler (Wayne State University)
March 1 – Ashley Hardin (West Texas A&M)
Feb. 22 – Erika Lutgen (Missouri Southern)
Feb. 15 – Abbey Walters (UNC Pembroke)
Feb. 8 – Tiffany Hollingsworth (Humboldt State)
Pitcher of the Week
March 15 – Brandy Marlett (Angelo State)
March 8 – Anna Kasner (Western Washington)
March 1 – Kylee Smith (North Georgia)
Feb. 22 – Ally Marcano (Flagler)
Feb. 15 – Rachel Pence (Florida Tech)
Feb. 8 – Anna Kasner (Western Washington)
Selected Top Performances
Haley Squier, Oklahoma Christian (Heartland Player of the Week)- .588, 10 H, 2 2B, HR, 9 RBI, 9 R, 3 SB, .650 OBP; Hannah Rose Blake, Academy of Art (PacWest Pitcher of the Week)- 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 0 H, 8 K, 0 BB, no-hitter vs. Holy Names (5 IP, xx K); Dara Sanders, Lewis (GLVC Pitcher of the Week)- 6-0, 0.71 ERA, 55 K, 39.2 IP, .170 opp. BA; Taylor Brandts, UVa-Wise (Mountain East Pitcher of the Week)- 3-0, 0.33 ERA, 1 ER, 16 K; Mackenzie Conley, Flagler- .412, 7 H, 3 HR, 12 RBI; Lauren Nickerson, Bloomfield (CACC Co-Player of the Week)- 4 HR, 12 RBI, 9 R, 3 SB; Taylor Favinger, Holy Family (CACC Co-Player of the Week)- 2 2B, 3B, HR, 12 RBI; Brianne O’Dell, Cedarville (G-MAC Player of the Week)- .405, 5 2B,, 3 HR, 13 RBI, 8 R; Ericka Bynum, Shorter (Gulf South Player of the Week) - .520, 13 H, 3 2B, HR, 10 RBI, 9 R; Katie Dawson, Northern State (NSIC Player of the Week)- .471, 4 HR, 16 RBI; Coley Ries, Minnesota State (NSIC Pitcher of the Week)- 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 33 K, 2 SHO; Allie Jones, Lincoln Memorial (SAC Player of the Week)- .500, 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 9 R; Sam Luna, Cal State Monterey Bay (xx)- Hit grand slams on the first two pitches she saw versus Holy Names and tied CCAA record with 8 RBI, 3-for-4, 3B, 2 HR, 3 R, 9 RBI.