2015 Softball Players of the Week

April 27 - Amanda Gilliland, Spalding University (Hitter)
                 Alyson Hahn, Westminster College (Pitcher)

(Hitter) Gilliland, a junior from Bloomington, Ind., helped Spalding clinch a spot into the SLIAC tournament by going 3-1 in conference games on the week. Gilliland hit .667 in six games, driving in six and scoring six runs while slugging 1.167 and finishing with a .700 on base percentage. Gilliland had a hit in all six games on the week, with four multi-hit games. In conference play she recorded an RBI in three of four games. In a double header against Eureka, Gilliland went 4-for-5 with three RBI. She closed out the week by going 5-for-8 against Blackburn with two home runs and three runs batted in.

(Pitcher) Hahn, a sophomore, helped her team guarantee a winning conference record this season when she notched a win over Greenville in game one of a double header. Hahn went eight innings, allowing three earned runs and just four hits while striking out five. Hahn came on in game two to pitch two more innings in relief, allowing no runs and just one hit while striking out two. On the week Hahn finished with a 2.10 earned-run average, allowing three runs in 10 innings pitched. She recorded seven strikeouts on the week and held opponents to just five hits. This marks the fifth time this season Hahn has taken home the conference's weekly top pitching award.

April 20 - Kaylyn DeCock, Webster University (Hitter)
                 Marissa Harris, MacMurray College (Pitcher)

(Hitter) DeCock, a junior catcher from Bettendorf, Iowa, helped her team to three wins on the week. She batted .667 in four games with one home run and seven runs batted in. DeCock went 3-for-6 in a double header against Greenville. She exploded for four hits in game one of a double header against Eureka, driving in two runs and hitting a home run. On the week DeCock was 8-for-12 at the plate with four runs scored and a 1.000 slugging percentage.

(Pitcher) Harris, a junior from Shannon, Ill., recorded all three of her team's wins last week, one coming in relief. Harris went eight innings in game one of a double header against Westminster, allowing just one earned run while striking out 11. She came back in game two and pitched three innings of relief, allowing no runs and just two hits while striking out four and picking up the win. Harris closed out the week with a seven inning win over Blackburn, allowing one earned run on four hits with six strikeouts. On the week Harris finished with a 0.78 earned-run average and 21 strikeouts in 18 innings pitched with just 10 hits allowed.

April 13 - Taylor Hewitt, MacMurray College (Hitter)
                 Kelci Flener, Spalding University (Pitcher)

(Hitter) Hewitt, a junior from Manlius, Ill., hit her way to a .615 average last week in helping the Highlanders pick up three conference wins. Hewitt started the week with two hits and four RBI in her team's only loss on the week. She followed in game two of the double header against Iowa Wesleyan with two more hits and three runs batted in, adding a home run. Hewitt continued with four hits in a double header the next day against Webster including three hits in game one. On the week she went 8-for-13 with nine runs batted in and a 1.077 slugging percentage.

(Pitcher) Flener, a junior from Louisville, Ky., went 2-1 with one save in four appearances last week. Flener recorded 10 strikeouts, allowing three earned runs, in a loss to Greenville. She followed with a complete game win against Iowa Wesleyan in the first game of a double header, striking out four. She returned in game two of the double header, going one inning and picking up the save. Flener finished the week with seven innings, allowing one hit with 14 strikeouts against Rose-Hulman. On the week Flener finished with a 1.67 earned run average and 28 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched.

April 6 - Becca Mouser, Spalding University (Hitter)
              Alyson Hahn, Westminster College (Pitcher)

(Hitter) Mouser, a junior from Shelbyville, Ky., was 4-for-5 in a double header against Transylvania, her team's only games on the week. Mouser started the day by going 2-for-2 while scoring the only run of the game. She reached base three times in the game, also walking, and added a stolen base. In game two Mouser sparked the Golden Eagle offense to a 15-14 win. Mouser went 2-for-3 with five runs batted in and two runs scored. Mouser finished with an .800 batting average and five RBI with three runs scored for the week, adding a .714 on-base percentage.

(Pitcher) Hahn, a sophomore from O'Fallon, Mo., had a hand in all four of her team's wins last week, recording three wins and one save. Hahn notched two complete games, coming in game one of both double header series for the Blue Jays. She went five innings and allowed just four hits with four strikeouts in shutout win over Iowa Wesleyan. In game two she threw three innings of relief, allowing just one hit, while notching the save. In her team's series against Grinnell Hahn went seven innings and recorded two strikeouts while picking up the win. She returned in game two to throw four innings of relief and limit Grinnell to five hits while recording the win. On the week Hahn finished with a 2.95 earned-run average and 12 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched with just two walks.

March 30 - Tiffany Samsoe, Greenville College (Hitter)
                   Alyson Hahn, Westminster College (Pitcher)

(Hitter) For the second consecutive week Tiffany Samsoe of Greenville College is the SLIAC Softball Hitter of the Week. Samsoe, a sophomore from Norco, Calif., had a red hot bat last week hitting .833 and driving in seven runs during a four game winning streak. She picked up a hit in all four games including three multi-hit games. She also drove in at least one run in three games. Samsoe started the week going 3-for-4 against Grinnell, adding a stolen base. In game two of the double header she was 4-for-4 with four RBI. She did not let up there though and went 3-for-4 in a double header sweep of Blackburn, adding three more runs batted in. On the week she was 10-for-12 with five runs scored, seven RBI, and a 1.000 slugging percentage.

(Pitcher) Hahn, a sophomore from O'Fallon, Mo., is once again the SLIAC Softball Pitcher of the Week. Hahn made two appearances on the rubber last week, going 1-0 with a 0.55 earned-run average. She picked up the win in game one over Eureka, going seven innings and allowing no runs and just four hits while striking out five. In game two she entered in relief, stopping the Red Devil attack, and going 5 2/3 innings while allowing one run and striking out five. On the week Hahn threw a total of 12 2/3 innings and allowed just eight hits and one run while striking out 10 and walking just two. This marks the third time this season Hahn has captured the weekly award.

March 23 - Tiffany Samsoe, Greenville College (Hitter)
                   Alyson Hahn, Westminster College (Pitcher)

(Hitter) Samsoe, a sophomore from Norco, Calif., put together an impressive week in helping the Panthers pick up four wins. Samsoe hit .526 over seven games and finished with three home runs and 10 runs batted in with seven runs scored. She picked up a hit in six of the games including five multi-hit contests. She was 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in a 7-5 win over Wisconsin-Stevens Point. For the week she had a .556 on-base percentage and a 1.040 slugging percentage with 13 hits in 25 at bats.

(Pitcher) Hahn, a sophomore from O'Fallon, Mo., appeared in three games last week for the Blue Jays picking up a win and a save. Hahn won game one of a double header against Principia going five innings and allowing one earned run on three hits while striking out seven. She entered in game two of the double header to pitch the final three innings and record the save, allowing one run while striking out five. Hahn also made a start against Coe and took the loss despite going seven innings and allowing just one run. On the week Hahn finished with a 1.40 earned-run average with 17 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched while allowing just 10 hits.

March 16 - Natalie Foster, MacMurray College (Hitter)
                   Kelci Flener, Spalding University (Pitcher)

(Hitter) Foster, a freshman from Warrensburg, Ill., is the SLIAC Softball Hitter of the Week after hitting .522 with six runs batted in on the week. Foster picked up a pinch-hit single in her first collegiate at bat and took that momentum into the rest of the week. She went on to record five multi-hit games including a 3-for-5 performance against Methodist in which she added three runs batted in. Foster finished the week with 12 hits in six games, slugging .696 with a .542 on-base percentage.

(Pitcher) Flener, a junior from Louisville, Ky., is the SLIAC Softball Pitcher of the Week after helping the Golden Eagles secure a 2-0 win over Mount Saint Vincent, who was picked third in the Skyline Conference Preseason Poll. Flener went the distance, pitching seven scoreless innings and allowing five hits while striking out nine and walking just one.

March 9 - Kim Morrison, Westminster College (Hitter)
               Alyson Hahn, Westminster College (Pitcher)

(Hitter) Morrison, a freshman infielder from Buffalo, Mo., made her collegiate debut this weekend as the Blue Jays played in five games. Morrison picked up four hits including three doubles during game action, adding one run scored and one stolen base. On the week she finished with a .364 batting average and a .636 slugging percentage while getting on base at a .417 clip. Her top performance was a 2-for-3 game against Briar Cliff in which she added a run scored.

(Pitcher) Hahn, a sophomore from O'Fallon, Mo., earned SLIAC Pitcher of the Week honors after making three starts for the Blue Jays. Hahn allowed just 15 hits over 17.2 innings pitched while recording 14 strikeouts. Hahn's top outing came against William Woods, in which she suffered a 2-0 loss, but held opposing hitters to just two hits over six innings while recording seven strikeouts. She finished the week with a 3.17 earned-run average and threw two complete games.