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2019 NCAC Softball Players of the Week

April 29th      
Grace Smith, DePauw
(Noblesville, IN/Noblesville) 

DePauw freshman Grace Smith batted .429 (9-for-21) in eight games last week for the Tigers. She collected six RBI and five runs to go along with two stolen bases in a week that saw DePauw go 7-1 and clinch the NCAC Championship.   
Emily Pater, Kenyon
(Northbrook, IL/The Willows Academy) 

In four appearances last week, Kenyon freshman Emily Pater went 4-0, posted a 1.50 ERA, had 13 strikeouts and held opponents to a .248 batting average. With Kenyon’s sweep of Hiram, in which she was the game-one winner, she helped the program reach the NCAC Tournament for the first time since 2013. 
April 22nd      
Brennah Dutcher, Denison
(Alexandria, KY/Highlands)

Junior Brennah Dutcher compiled a .600 batting average, going 9-for-15 at the plate with nine RBI and six runs last week for the Big Red. Dutcher also batted two home runs, improving her season total to four overall. Denison went 4-0 on the week, sweeping Kenyon and Ohio Wesleyan, in conference action.
Taryn Welch, Denison
(Pittsford, NY/Pittsford Mendon)

Throwing a career-high nine strikeouts in Denison’s 7-1 win at Kenyon on Wednesday, junior Taryn Welch matched her career-high again on Saturday when she struck out nine Ohio Wesleyan batters to earn another 7-1 victory. She has thrown nine complete games in 2019 recording 69 strikeouts and a 2.65 ERA.
April 15th      
Grace Finn, Kenyon
(Escondido, CA/Escondido)

Kenyon’s Grace Finn was dominant in the batter’s box as the Ladies went 4-0 against Ohio Wesleyan and Wittenberg. In 15 plate appearances, she reached base every time with 12 hits, two walks and a hit-by-pitch. On the week, she had an .800 batting average, scored eight runs, drove in two RBI and was 2-for-2 in stolen bases.

Cami Henry, DePauw
(Mooresville, IN/Mooresville)

DePauw’s Cami Henry pitched the Tigers first complete game, seven-inning no-hitter since 2004 in a 3-0 victory against Denison in game one of a doubleheader. The freshman also pitched a seven-inning, complete game shutout in the nightcap against the Big Red. Henry hasn’t allowed an earned run in the last 36.0 innings. 

April 8th      
 Emmalee Cooke, Wooster
(Wakeman, OH/Western Reserve)

Sophomore Emmalee Cooke collected a .550 batting average (11-for-20) to lead Wooster to a 6-0 week. Cooke added her first career home run, three doubles, one triple, two walks and six RBI with an on base percentage of .565 and a slugging percentage of .950.
Cami Henry, DePauw
(Mooresville, IN/Mooresville)

DePauw’s Cami Henry pitched three complete games in conference play last week, picking up victories in all three games. The freshman tossed 21 innings, allowing just 11 hits and one run (0.33 ERA). She struck out 25 and walked just three batters. 
April 1st      
  Baylee Small, Ohio Wesleyan
(Pataskala, OH/Watkins Memorial)

Ohio Wesleyan’s Baylee Small singled home a run to put the Bishops on the scoreboard against John Carroll, starting the OWU comeback from a 3-0 deficit to win 8-3 in game one of the doubleheader. In game two, she led off the bottom of the seventh with a single and came around to score the tying run to send the game to extra innings. Small went 4-for-4 in game two, tying the school record for hits in a game.
Nicole Peak, Ohio Wesleyan
(Ostrander, OH/Buckeye Valley)

Ohio Wesleyan’s Nicole Peak pitched a complete game in the Bishops’ 8-3 victory over John Carroll. The sophomore picked up the victory after allowing just three runs on six hits, striking out three and walking just one. 
March 25th      
Emily Tucci, Oberlin
(Bloomingdale, IL/Lake Park) 

Oberlin sophomore Emily Tucci led the Yeowomen to a 4-2 record last week as she batted .556 (10-for-18) with three home runs, two doubles, 10 RBI and six runs scored. Tucci went a perfect 3-for-3 in a 16-1 victory over Capital, hitting a homer and driving in five runs. In addition, the Bloomingdale, Illinois, native picked up a pair of wins in the circle for Oberlin.
Olivia Johnson, Wooster
(Thornville, OH/Sheridan) 

Sophomore Olivia Johnson put together two consecutive quality starts, including a complete game, one-hit shutout last week. Johnson totaled 15 innings, striking out 14 and compiling a 0.93 ERA. Johnson held Springfield College scoreless in a 1-0 win as the sophomore pitched seven innings of one-hit softball, while striking out four. Johnson also started in the team’s 2-1 loss to Baldwin Wallace University where she went another complete game, pitching seven innings allowing two runs on five hits and striking out eight. She also pitched a scoreless inning of relief to conclude the week against Baldwin-Wallace, striking out two in the process.
March 18th
  Grace Randall, Wooster
(Akron, OH/Green) 

First-year Grace Randall led Wooster through its first 10 games of its spring break trip with a .467 average (14-for-30). Randall hit safely in nine of the ten games and also recorded five RBI, four doubles and scored five runs. She also sports a .515 on base percentage.
  Cami Henry, DePauw
(Camby, IN/Mooresville) 

Cami Henry picked up three victories and a save for the Tigers last week. The freshman pitched two complete games against Washington (MO) (W, 5-1) and Wartburg (W, 9-2), striking out 33 batters, an average of 11.55 per seven innings. She also picked up a save in a 5-4 victory over Washington (MO). 
March 11th
Grace Pilz, Kenyon
(Fox River Grove, IL/Cary Grove)

Kenyon’s Grace Pilz continued her offensive onslaught to start the year. She batted .455 with 10 hits, two doubles and four homers in eight games. Pilz also produced a slugging percentage of 1.091 and drove in a team-high 12 RBI. She was also 56-for-56 in chances/putouts. She currently the NCAC leader in home runs, RBI and slugging percentage.
Austen Whibley, Kenyon
(Silver Springs, MD/Albert Einstein)

Austen Whibley went 4-0 in the circle last week as the Ladies improved their record to 10-2. In 21.0 innings pitched, Whibley produced 15 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.43. She currently leads the NCAC with 20 total strikeouts and ranks top-five in ERA. 
March 4th
  Grace Pilz, Kenyon
(Fox River Grove, IL/Cary Grove)

Kenyon’s Grace Pilz helped lead Kenyon to two wins to start the year. She batted a team-high .750 with three hits, including a triple and a team-high five RBI. Pilz also had a 1.250 slugging percentage, an .800 on-base percentage and was 14-for-14 in chances/putouts.
Austen Whibley, Kenyon
(Silver Springs, MD/Albert Einstein)

In Kenyon’s 7-2 win against Clark, Austen Whibley picked up the pitching victory after she tossed five scoreless innings, struck out five batters and induced five groundouts along with three flyouts.