|Demi Hart, Wooster
|Rebecca Dyer, Denison
(Farmington Hill, MI/Detroit Country Day)
Jessica Bolanz, Hiram
Wittenberg junior Rachel Ross earned all four of the Tigers’ wins in the circle. She pitched three complete games and limited opponents to seven earned runs in 27.1 innings while striking out 10 and walking only four. Ross won both games against DePauw before holding Denison to two hits and one unearned run the next day.
Jamie Samuel, Kenyon
|Kahla Nolan, DePauw
(West Chicago, IL/Wheaton North)
DePauw sophomore Kahla Nolan went a perfect 3-0 on the week, striking out 18 in 17 innings. In her two NCAC starts, Nolan posted a 0.00 ERA in 14 innings with 17 strikeouts and just four walks. On the week Nolan posted a 0.82 ERA allowing just two earned runs holding opponents to just a .172 batting average.
|Amy Hallett, DePauw
DePauw senior Amy Hallett was the Tiger’s top offensive player during their busy week posting a perfect 6-0 record opening up the NCAC portion its schedule. She batted .667 with seven runs scored, three doubles, one homerun, and five RBI. Hallett hit safely in all six games including with two three-hit games. Hallett also registered two walks to go along with her 10 hits, posting a .706 on base percentage as well as a 1.067 slugging percentage.
(New Kensington, PA/Valley)
Allegheny sophomore Caitlyn Nealer went 2-1 with one save on the week, striking out 27 in 20 innings. On Thursday, against NCAC foe Wooster, she threw a complete game, one-hit shutout, striking out 10. In the nightcap, she picked up a two-inning save, striking out two. She earned her second win in three days on Saturday against Wittenberg. She allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits with 11 strikeouts. On the week Nealer posted a 0.90 ERA allowing just two earned runs holding opponents to just a .167 batting average.
Hiram junior Jessica Bolanz hit .500 from the dish with a 1.167 slugging percentage in a twinbill split with Chatham on Thursday in Pittsburgh. Bolanz carried the Terriers on the afternoon with a double, homerun and five RBI. She also stole a base, walked twice, recorded seven total bases, scored a run and posted a .625 on base percentage.
|Maddy Stark, Kenyon
(Glenview, IL/Glenbrook South)
Kenyon sophomore Maddy Stark took on all pitching duties this week. In game one against Oberlin, she allowed three earned runs on nine hits and two walks. In game two, she gave up five earned runs on 13 hits and three walks. She also struck out a combined 17 batters throughout the doubleheader. Stark now owns a 10-0 pitching record with a 1.64 earned run average this season.
(Mt. Gilead, OH/Mt. Gilead)
Denison senior Jess Robertson hit .429 with an .857 slugging percentage in a twinbill sweep of Mount St. Joseph on Saturday in Cincinnati. In her first at bat of the day, Robertson blasted a three-run homer over the wall in left center field to give DU an early 3-0 lead. In the third inning, the senior laced a single to center that scored another Big Red run. In game two, Robertson scored Denison’s first run on a single to center in the second. Later in the game, she plated a pair of runs on two fielder’s choice outs.
Denison junior Kelsey Hager tossed her second career no-hitter in the five-inning victory in game two at Mount St. Joseph. Hager retired the first six batters she faced before issuing a walk to lead off the third inning. After that free pass, she successfully sat down the next nine batters in a row. Hager allowed one unearned run, walked one and struck out three en route to her third win of the season.
(Hawthorn Woods, IL/Lake Zurich)
Wooster sophomore Paige Goldberg was the Scots’ top offensive player during their busy week in Fort Myers, Florida, in which they split 10 games. She batted .343 with six runs scored, two doubles, one triple, and six RBI, plus added four stolen bases. Goldberg also registered two walks to go along with her 12 hits, posting a .378 on base percentage as well as a .457 slugging percentage.
|Amanda Barker, Ohio
Ohio Wesleyan senior Amanda Barker posted a 5-0 record including a complete game shutout with a 1.05 earned run average. She struck out 32 batters and held opponents to a .204 batting average in 26.2 innings pitched.
Kaitie Harrison, Wittenberg
Wittenberg junior Kaitie Harrison led the Tigers to an 8-1 record, the team’s best start ever, over Spring Break at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic with a .407 batting average and 10 RBIs. That included a walk-off single against Newbury on Wednesday, helping the Tigers right the ship after their only loss of the week.
(Glenview, IL/Glenbrook South)
Kenyon sophomore Maddy Stark posted a 5-0 record in the six games she started with a 1.06 earned run average. She struck out 28 batters and held opponents to a .179 batting average in 39.2 innings pitched.