2002 NCAC Softball Players of the Week

APRIL 29, 2002

RAINEY AND THORNTON NAMED NCAC SOFTBALL PLAYER AND PITCHER OF THE WEEK

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kenyon senior first baseman Kris Rainey (Cleveland Hts., OH/Beaumont) went 6-13 (.462) in four 
games last week, with two doubles and a home run. Her four game totals include four runs scored
and four runs batted in. 

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Ohio Wesleyan junior Emily Thornton (Columbus, OH/Watterson) went 2-1 in three appearances for 
the Bishops last week. She tossed a two-hit shutout against Oberlin to start the week and followed
with a three-hit complete game win over Allegheny in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second 
game, she went the distance, an OWU-record 11.2 innings, before Ohio Wesleyan fell to the Gators in 
the bottom of the 12th. For the week, she totalled 23.2 innings of work and five runs (two earned).
She allowed 13 hits, walked four batters and fanned 20 more.
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APRIL 22, 2002

HORST AND GAYDOS NAMED NCAC SOFTBALL PLAYER AND PITCHER OF THE WEEK

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Wooster senior outfielder Kerri Horst (West Salem, OH/Northwestern) went 4-for-10 (.400) in five 
games last week. She scored four runs, and recorded three runs batted in, two steals, two sacrifice 
bunts and a home run.  

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Allegheny sophomore righthander Tracie Gaydos (Sarver, PA/Freeport) posted a 2-0 record with a 
0.00 ERA in four appearances last week. She pitched two complete-game shutouts in as many starts. 
For the week she allowed nine hits in 22.2 innings and four runs, all unearned; she struck out 11 batters. 
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APRIL 15, 2002

DAHER AND THORNTON NAMED NCAC SOFTBALL PLAYER AND PITCHER OF THE WEEK

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Oberlin freshman catcher Julia Daher (Grosse Pointe, MI/Grosse Pointe) led the Yeowomen to two 
wins over Lake Erie last week, their second and third victories of the season. She was 4-for-5 
(.800) with eight runs batted in, six runs scored and two doubles. She was walked three times 
and recorded 12 putouts and two assists. 

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Ohio Wesleyan junior Emily Thornton (Columbus, OH/Watterson) hurled a complete-game, 10-inning 
one-hitter against Wittenberg. She nursed a no-hitter into the sixth inning before allowing a hit - 
ending an OWU record streak of 13 hitless innings. The Bishops won the game 7-1, scoring a record 
seven runs in the 10th inning. For the week, Thornton totalled 11.1 innings of work and allowed one
 hit and one unearned run. She walked five hitters and struck out seven.
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APRIL 8, 2002

HANSON AND ZOLLARS NAMED NCAC SOFTBALL PLAYER AND PITCHER OF THE WEEK

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Hiram freshman catcher Jamie Hanson (Leslie, MI/Leslie)  batted .611 (11-for-18) in six games last 
week, leading the Terriers to a 3-3 week. In two wins over Oberlin, Hanson was a perfect 5-for-5 
with five runs, three RBI and a double. Hiram also picked up one win over Ohio Wesleyan in the 
second game of a doubleheader. For the week, Hanson totalled eight runs, four RBI, five doubles, 
a triple and three stolen bases. 

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Denison senior pitcher/first baseman Courtney Zollars (Westerville, OH/Westerville South) helped 
the Big Red to two of their four wins last week. Against Cedarville, Zollars worked seven innings, 
allowing three hits and walking one. She struck out nine batters. In nine innings against Wooster, 
she set a Denison record for strikeouts with 20, fanning the first nine batters and 16 of the first 17. 
She allowed one hit in the game - the only runner allowed on base. Zollars lowered her season ERA 
by more than one run after the two games this week (2.28).
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APRIL 1, 2002

ROBBINS AND HERNANDEZ NAMED NCAC SOFTBALL PLAYER AND PITCHER OF THE WEEK

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Denison senior outfielder Kelly Robbins (Franklin, OH/Franklin) was 4-for-5 in two games for the 
Big Red last week. She tallied two RBI and scored one run.  

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Kenyon freshman pitcher/third baseman Sarah Hernandez (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA/Trabuco Hills) 
helped the Ladies to a 4-3 win over Ohio Dominican last week in the first game of a twinbill. In seven 
innings of work, she allowed three earned runs and seven hits, while fanning eight batters. Hernandez 
improved to 3-3 on the season. 
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March 25, 2002

HENDERSON AND BARONE NAMED NCAC SOFTBALL PLAYER AND PITCHER OF THE WEEK

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Denison second baseman Tami Henderson (Bolton, Ontario/Robert F. Hall) went 4-for-7 (.571) with four 
runs batted in two Big Red wins last week. She also scored a run, and added a double, a stolen base and a 
walk.  

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Wooster sophomore Angie Barone (Akron, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas) went 2-1 and recorded a save in 
four appearances last week. She pitched 21 innings, allowing just six runs (one earned) on 14 hits 
and 15 walks, while striking out 20. The highlight of the week was a shutout against Virginia Intermont, 
when she gave up one hit and struck out eight batters in a complete game.
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