STARKVILLE, Miss. – First baseman Jennifer Radley of Wayne State (NE) and Lauren Hadenfeld of Central Washington have been named as the NFCA Division II National Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games played April 18-24, 2011.
Radley was unstoppable last week as she helped pilot the Wildcats to six home wins in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play. For the week, she was 10-for-13 with two doubles, five home runs, nine RBIs, six runs and six walks. She ended the week with a .769 batting average, a .850 on-base percentage and an unbelievable 2.077 slugging percentage. She was also perfect at first base over the six-game span, fielding the ball 32 times without committing an error.
The native of Des Moines, Iowa was perfect at the plate in four of her six games last week and walked in every game but one. Radley ended her week in style by going 2-for-2 in the final game against Minnesota-Crookston with a home run and a double.
For the year, Radley is hitting .419, but leads the NSIC in conference-only batting averages with .510. Wayne State is now 29-12 overall and 17-3 in the conference, placing them second in the standings with just six games to play. This week, the Wildcats will wrap-up their regular season by traveling to Winona State on Wednesday, Upper Iowa on Thursday and then return home to host Augustana (SD) in the on Saturday.
Hadenfeld helped lead the Wildcats to three wins last week, including a sweep of then 21st-ranked Western Washington and a victory over defending NAIA national champion Simon Fraser, who is transitioning to Division II. On the week, she allowed just four earned runs off of 10 hits with 15 strikeouts and five walks over 17.2 innings of work. Hadenfeld finished the week with a 1.59 ERA, while limiting opponents to a .159 batting average.
In the doubleheader against Western Washington, the Vancouver, Wash., native limited the Vikings to just two hits and no runs over a complete game shutout and a 3.2 inning relief appearance. In her relief win, Hadenfeld entered the game in the middle of the fourth inning and retired the final 12 batters of the game for the win.
Hadenfeld is currently 18-6 on the year with a team-low 2.01 ERA and a team-leading 171 strikeouts. With four wins last week, the Wildcats have now won a school-record 15 games in a row and are in sole possession of first place in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Since the streak began, Hadenfeld has been the pitcher of record in 10 of the 15 games.
This week, Central Washington will travel to Montana State-Billing for a doubleheader on Thursday before returning home for a doubleheader with Saint Martin’s on Friday. On Saturday, the Wildcats will continue their suspended game against Simon Fraser from Monday at home and then play the second half of the schedule doubleheader.
er on Thursday before returning home for a doubleheader with Saint Martin’s on Friday. On Saturday, the Wildcats will continue their suspended game against Simon Fraser from Monday at home and then play the second half of the schedule doubleheader.
Other Top Performances
Nicole Reed of Missouri Southern State went 4-1 last week and allowed only two earned runs while striking out 38… Western New Mexico’s Sarah Byrne blasted five home runs and drove in 12 runs last week as the Mustangs went 4-0 … Becca Smith of Colorado-Colorado Springs led the Mountain Lions to three wins last week by giving up only four earned runs and fanning 22… Central Washington’s Samantha Petrich helped lead the Wildcats to a 4-0 week by hitting .667 with four homeruns, seven RBIs and a double.
2011 NFCA DII National Player of the Week
Apr. 27 – Jennifer Radley – Wayne State (NE) – Sr. – 1B – Des Moines, Iowa
Apr. 20 – Kayla Jackson – Arkansas-Monticello – Jr. – P/1B – Hallsville, Texas
Apr. 13 – Montana Lucas – Grand Canyon – Sr. – IF – Glendale, Ariz.
Apr. 6 – Kathy Crudo – Winona St. – Jr. – C – Stacy, Minn.
Mar. 30 – Katie Mazure – Massachusetts-Lowell – Burlington, Mass.
Mar. 23 – Jessica McFadden – Barton – Sr. – OF – Wilmington, N.C.
Mar. 16 – Katelyn Lovato – Adams St. – So. – OF – Northglenn, Colo.
Mar. 9 – Kimberly LeComte – West Texas A&M – Jr. – OF – Boerne, Texas
Mar. 2 – Toni Dance – Missouri Western – Sr. – CF – Brisbane, Australia
Feb. 22 – DeeshanaLynn Tafiti – Angelo St. – Jr. – 3B – Kalaheo, Hawai‘i
Feb. 16 – Jaycee Lovato – Adams St. – Sr. – 1B/C – Northglenn, Colo.
2011 NFCA DII National Pitcher of the Week
Apr. 27 – Lauren Hadenfeld – Central Washington – Sr. – Vancouver, Wash.
Apr. 20 – Diana Sansevera – Georgian Court – Sr. – P – Manalapan, N.J.
Apr. 13 – Allison Smith – Wingate – Sr. – P – Danville, Va.
Apr. 6 – Torie Bunzell – Quincy – Sr. – P – LaSalle, Ill.
Mar. 30 – Emily Estep – Shippensburg – P/DP – Chambersburg, Pa.
Mar. 23 – Jessie Stavola – Dowling – P – Montauk, N.Y.
Mar. 16 – Amber Waracka – Hawai‘i-Hilo – P – Kaneohe, Hawai‘i
Mar. 9 – Kirsten Linert – Grand Canyon – Jr. – P – Phoenix, Ariz.
Mar. 2 – Torie Bunzell – Quincy – Sr. – P – LaSalle, Ill.
Feb. 22 – Jennifer DeMotte – Indianapolis – So. – P/OF – Indianapolis, Ind.
Feb. 16 – Samantha Lipperd – Sonoma St. – So. – P – Boulder Creek, Calif.