3-24-10 NFCA DII Player of Week

Slippery Rock’s Kortz & WV Wesleyan’s Carey Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II National Players of the Week
March 24, 2010

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Slippery Rock senior Jessica Kortz and West Virginia Wesleyan freshman Kaitlyn Carey have been named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II National Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games played March 15-21.

Kortz went 8-for11 over five games with seven runs, 16 RBIs and five home runs as she helped guide The Rock to a 3-2 week.

The Charleston, W.V. native slugged an astounding 2.091 on the week with a .727 batting average.  Kortz also tallied a total of 23 bases, to go along with three walks.  She was a perfect 8-for-8 over Slippery Rock’s final three games of the week, including four homeruns and a grand slam.

Carey helped lead West Virginia Wesleyan to four of their seven wins on the week by allowing just three runs, six walks and nine hits over 25.0 innings of work for 0.91 ERA.  She posted three complete game shutouts and struck out 24 batters.

The freshman from Orlando, Fla., limited her opponents to a miniscule .107 batting average last week and posted a five-inning no-hitter over conference foe Bluefield State. 

West Virginia Wesleyan is currently 19-7 on the year, while Slippery Rock stands at 8-5

Other Top Performances
Tracey Lubken of Grand Canyon hit .529 with 11 RBIs to guide the Antelopes to a 6-0 week… Casey Haynes of Wayne St. (MI) posted a 1.02 ERA over nine games with a 5-0 record and 59 strikeouts… Kayla Jackson of Arkansas-Monticello allowed just 10 hits, no walks and no runs while going 3-0 on the week…

2010 Louisville Slugger/NFCA DII National Player of the Week 

Mar. 17 – Hayley Chambers – Ouachita Baptist – Sr. – SS/C – Booneville, Ark.

Mar. 10 – Christine Roser – Rollins – Jr. – C/3B – Winter Springs, Fla.

Mar. 3 – Kelsey Mendenhall – Dixie St. – So. –  3B  – Tooele, Utah

Feb. 24 – Katie Bartlett – Mo.-St Louis – Sr. – C 
–  Des Moines, Iowa

Feb. 17 – Melissa Martinez – New Mexico Highlands – Fr. – P/1B – Albuquerque, N.M.

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