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Monday, February 20, 2017

Weekend Roundup: Landry Earns Player of the Week Honors

NEWS:

  • Southern Illinois head coach Kerri Blaylock earned her 600th career victory.
  • Dayton's Gabrielle Snyder set the program's career doubles record.
  • St. John's pitcher Tori Free recorded her 500th career strikeout on Friday.
  • In a holdover note from last weekend, SIU-Edwardsville pitcher Haley Chambers-Book set the program's career strikeout record.
  • D2: Carson-Newman head coach Vickie Kazee-Hollifield earned her 1,100th career victory.
  • D2: Former St. Edward's standout Lexi Stephens Hagen (c/o 2011) was inducted into the school's athletics Hall of Fame this weekend.
  • D2: Kutztown head coach Judy Lawes earned her 900th career victory.
  • Congratulations to the ladies on this week's (and 2017's inaugural) edition of the No-No Express:
    • Trystan Melancon, Houston
    • Megan Landry, Nicholls State
    • Carley Hoover, LSU
    • Kamalani Dung, Fresno State
    • Taylor Rahach, Coastal Carolina
    • Ketarah Devries, Saint Francis
    • Kerisa Viramontes, BYU
    • Morgan Florey, Evansville
    • Lauren Quense, Fordham

KATIYANA MAUGA HOME RUN TRACKER


WORTH READING:
An incredible story from the Detroit News on Michigan C Aidan Falk, sisterly love, and the gift of life. Find it here.


JWOS POWER RANKINGS:
  1. Florida State 
  2. Florida 
  3. Oklahoma
  4. UCLA
  5. Minnesota
  6. Arizona
  7. Louisiana-Lafayette
  8. LSU 
  9. Alabama
  10. Georgia 
  11. Auburn 
  12. Oregon
  13. James Madison 
  14. Tennessee 
  15. Washington 
  16. Michigan 
  17. Texas A&M
  18. Arizona State
  19. Wisconsin 
  20. Pittsburgh 
  21. Utah 
  22. Kentucky 
  23. BYU 
  24. South Florida 
  25. Notre Dame 
  26. California 
  27. Ole Miss 
  28. Florida Atlantic
  29. Baylor
  30. Ohio State
  31. USC-Upstate 
  32. Arkansas 
  33. Illinois 
  34. Virginia Tech 
  35. Nebraska



PERFORMANCES OF THE WEEK:
Haley Chambers-Book, SIU-Edwardsville --- The senior pitcher, still in the infancy of her return after a year's hiatus, was back to her old self against Auburn in Auburn Thursday. She threw more than seven innings, allowing just five hits to the defending SEC champs and striking out seven. Though she ultimately took the loss, Chambers-Book held the Tigers offense frequently at bay. Chambers-Book added an RBI single on offense, to boot.

Kelly Christner, Michigan --- The Wolverine senior outfielder had quite the day in a blowout, shutout against North Carolina State on Friday. She hit three long balls in the offensive onslaught, starting her way on a weekend that ultimately saw her drive in eleven runs in total in her team's quartet of games.

Sami Williams, Iowa State --- The Cyclones are off to one of their best starts in recent memory and are actually winning games; Williams had a large hand in her team's successful week this weekend. The freshman clubbed her way to a .429 batting average over the weekend, knocking three home runs over the fence and driving in nine runs. She helped lead her team to a 5-0 weekend record and now leads her program with a .889 slugging percentage.

Alyssa Palomino, Arizona --- Palomino didn't play like a redshirt freshman this weekend, batting at a .421 clip while helping lead her team to a 6-0 record at home over the weekend. The young Wildcat hit the first home run of her career in Tucson, and promptly followed the long ball up with two more. She drove in eleven runs on the weekend, giving her the new team lead in that category.


PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

BAILEY LANDRY, LSU --- The Bayou Bengals outfielder posted an unreal .833 batting average through her team's four games over the weekend and did not record an out in three of the four games. Along the way, the senior recorded five extra base hits, including two doubles, two triples, and a home run - her first of the season - and drove in ten runs.

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