LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Carroll (Wis.) University’s Amanda Osterhus and Piedmont College’s Micaela Quesada earned this week’s Division III Wilson/NFCA Pitcher and Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player of the Week honors, respectively.
Osterhus, a senior right-hander from Munster, Ind., threw her third career no-hitter on Feb. 29 against Fontbonne, striking out 10 and walking two over five innings in an 8-0 victory. In two appearances this past week, the Munster High product was 2-0 with 20 strikeouts, three walks and four hits allowed over 11 innings in the circle.
Quesada, meanwhile, homered against three NFCA Top 25 teams at William Peace’s Triangle Grand Slam Classic. The freshman designated player from Breman, Ga., went 7-for-16 (.438) for the tournament with two doubles, three homers, four walks and 10 RBI.
Other Top Performances
Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior catcher Gretchen Arneson hit .667 with four doubles and two RBI. …. Linfield freshman pitcher Jordan Bennett tossed a pair of home shutouts and walked just one over 14 innings of work. … George Fox senior center fielder Roni Braun hit .357 with a double, three homers, and seven RBI. … Susquehanna junior pitcher Gabby Bubba retired 18 of her last 19 batters, including collecting five straight strikeouts to close a 70-pitch, 2-1 triumph over Fredonia. … Birmingham-Southern sophomore utility player Annie Clayton was a perfect 1.000 at the plate, with a double, triple and two RBI, while also tossing a one-hitter with six strikeouts. … East Texas Baptist sophomore pitcher Preslye Cox scored two wins, via a shutout and a five-inning relief appearance, retiring the side in order a combined five times over the two games. … George Fox sophomore pitcher Ashley Davis went 3-0 with nine strikeouts. … Maryville (Tenn.) freshman first baseman Jazmine Geary hit .833 with two doubles, four runs scored and three RBI. … Schreiner senior pitcher Hannah Ortiz went 3-0 with 19 strikeouts and just one walk over 16 innings, while also helping herself at the plate with homers in her only two at-bats. … Linfield sophomore outfielder Katie Phillips batted .545 with a double, two homers, and five RBI. … East Texas Baptist junior outfielder Daniella Solis had three of her five hits go for extra bases, including a double and two homers, was walked three times and collected five RBI. … Carroll (Wis.) freshman third baseman Claudia Spencer went 7-for-15 (.467) with three runs, two doubles, three triples and six RBI. … Lynchburg junior third baseman Jordyne Vance hit .692 (9-for-13) with four runs and four RBI. … Schreiner sophomore pitcher Bri Wodtke fanned eight in a five-inning, no-hit shutout of Austin, and also compiled a .615 average over three games.
Winners are selected by the NFCA Division III Top 25 Committee, which has a representative for each of the eight NCAA regions.
2020 Wilson/NFCA Division III National Pitcher of the Week
March 4 — Amanda Osterhus, Carroll (Wis.) University, Sr., RHP, Munster, Ind.
Feb. 26 — Ally Wiegand, Illinois Wesleyan University, Sr., RHP, Downs, Ill.
2020 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player of the Week
March 4 — Micaela Quesada, Piedmont College, Fr., Designated Player, Breman, Ga.
Feb. 26 — Daniella Solis, East Texas Baptist University, Jr., Utility, Baytown, Texas