STARKVILLE, Miss. – Freshman pitcher Blair Luna of Texas has been named as the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Player of the Week for games played between March 29 and April 4.
Luna helped lead Texas to victories in all five of its games on the week by picking up three wins and two saves. The true freshman allowed just six hits, seven walks and no runs over 23.2 innings of work while striking out 46 batters, allowing just one extra base hit and limiting opposing batters to a .078 batting average.
The hometown product recorded two complete game shutouts last week to go along with three 10 or more strikeout performances. Luna fanned 14 batters in game one of a doubleheader with Big 12 foe Kansas and then sat down 12 batters each against Texas State and in the second game of the Kansas twin bill.
Through 28 appearances this season, Luna has gone 18-4 with four saves, a 0.96 ERA and 222 strikeouts.
The 16th-ranked Longhorns are currently 31-8 overall on the year and have a perfect 4-0 record in Big 12 action. Texas is also on a seven-game winning streak and has won eight of its last 10 games.
Other Top Performances
Olivia Galati of Hofstra threw a perfect game and recorded 30 strikeouts while going 3-0… Georgia Tech’s Kristine Priebe went 6-for-10 with 3 home runs while leading the Yellow Jackets to a sweep of Virginia Tech… Katie Grimes of Hawaii notched 8 RBIs off of five hits, helping lead her team to a 3-0 week… Massachustts’ Sara Plourde fanned 51 batters over 24 innings while earning four wins…
2010 Louisville Slugger/NFCA DI National Player of the Week
Apr. 6 – Blair Luna – Texas – Fr. – P – Austin, Texas
Mar. 30 – April Setterlund – Boston U. – Jr. – OF – Torrance, Calif.
Mar. 23 – Teagan Gerhart – Stanford – Fr. – P – Norco, Calif.
Mar. 16 – Kenzie Fowler – Arizona – Fr. – P – Tucson, Ariz.
Mar. 9 – Anna Whiddon – Oklahoma St. – Sr. – P – Huntington, Texas
Mar. 2 – Jen Yee – Georgia Tech – Sr. – 2B – North Delta, B.C., Canada
Feb. 23 – Stacie Townsend – UTEP – Sr. – P/2B – Orlando, Fla.
Feb. 16 – Danielle Lawrie – Washington – Sr. – P/DP – Langley, B.C., Canada