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Tuesday, 02 April 2013 16:56

Greenwood Named NAIA's Top Pitcher

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Baker University pitcher Erin Greenwood added to her weekly awards, as she earned this week's NAIA National Pitcher of the Week award, announced by the national office on Tuesday afternoon.

She was chosen based on her performances from March 25 – 31 out of a pool of conference player of the week selections among 21 conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.

Greenwood, a 5-foot-6 junior pitcher from Topeka, Kan., twirled a perfect game for the Wildcats in a 1-0 win over Graceland (Iowa) on March 29. In the complete seven-inning game, she struck out nine batters.

She also earned the victory from the circle in Game 2 over Graceland and recorded 12 strikeouts against Culver-Stockton (Mo.) one day later.

Against the Wildcats, she went 7.0 innings, allowed five hits and one unearned run in the 5-1 win.
She went 3-0 on the week, had a 0.00 ERA and struck out 25 batters overall in 18 innings. She ranks 10th in the NAIA in strikeouts per nine innings (13.01).

Pitcher Nominees: Alexis Beltran, Texas Wesleyan; Leigh Della Siega, British Columbia; Amy Greenough, Corban (Ore.); Kelsey Garner, Friends (Kan.); Shelby Anderson, Williams Baptist (Ark.); Bree Crampton, Madonna (Mich.); Carly Land, William Penn (Iowa); Allie Chapman, Shawnee State (Ohio); Jamie Rateliff, Oklahoma City; Sammy Hislop, Midland (Neb.); Kristen Zelenka, Point Park (Pa.); Sarah Elizabeth Cousar, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Cristina Sacramento, St. Thomas (Fla.); Erica Zachrich, Bethel (Ind.); Taylor Powell, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.); Chancli Connatser, Milligan (Tenn.); Shanice Murry, Central Baptist (Ark.); Sarah Boyer, Judson (Ill.); Rachel Stalford, Vanguard (Calif.).

2013 Softball Weekly Honors (Pitcher; Player):
Week 1 (March 12): Caitlin Santefort, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Latainna Eltsosie, Lubbock Christian (Texas)
Week 2 (March 19): Katie Cotta, Concordia (Calif.); Stephanie Nippert, Corban (Ore.)
Week 3 (March 26): Ashley Suter, Concordia (Ore.); Kate Santos, Concordia (Ore.)
Week 4 (April 2): Erin Greenwood, Baker (Kan.); Kristen Bodyk, Peru State (Neb.)


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