Fastpitch News has released its February 28, 2017, Players of the week awards for NCAA DI. All nominations will be considered and are due each Monday by 3:00 pm eastern time. Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
Player of the Week
Mo Mercado had the hot hand this weekend at the Mary Nutter Classic. On the weekend she went 11-for-13 for a .846 batting average. Mercado hit one home run on the weekend, a grand slam against Purdue. She had 11 RBI in total with six runs and three walks as well. So far on the season, she has a slash line of .488/.560/.698. Next up is a three-game series with Texas at home starting Friday.
Nikki Udria – Oregon: Udria went 7-for-11 (.636) with nine RBI this past week. On the week she also had three home runs, three walks and a double.
Elantra Cox – Ole Miss: In five games, she went 10-for-15 with nine runs scored, one double, one RBI and three walks, while going 7-for-7 on the base paths.
Pitcher of the Week
Megan Good of James Madison University continues to dominate opponent offenses and tallied her fifth consecutive outing without allowing a run this past weekend. Good played a key role in JMU snapping Auburn’s 13 game win streak on Sunday afternoon at the Tiger Invitational. Good tossed a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts during the shutout victory. The junior who is now 8-0 on the season has now pitched 32.2 consecutive shutout innings. Over her eight starts, Good has allowed just two runs over 51.0 innings for a 0.27 ERA. She has pitched five shutouts while combing for two more. Allowing just 17 hits and 10 walks, Good has struck out 78 batters and has held opponents to a .100 batting average at the plate.
Samantha Show – Texas A&M: Show played a big role in the Aggies success at the Mary Nutter this past weekend as they went a perfect 5-0. She went 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA. Over the 13 innings, she struck out 23.