BAY CITY, Mich. - Ohio Dominican University junior Taylor Thomas (Bellville, Ohio/Clear Fork) and Grand Valley State University junior Lauren Gevaart (Mattawan, Mich.) have been chosen as the GLIAC Softball "Player of the Week" and "Pitcher of the Week", respectively.
GLIAC Softball Player of the Week:
Ohio Dominican University
Junior, 3B, R/R
Bellville, Ohio/Clear Fork
Ohio Dominican University junior Taylor Thomas hit .500 (9-18) in ODU’s four GLIAC over Tiffin, Lake, Erie, and Walsh. Thomas hits two homeruns, and drove in five runs, while scoring three runs. Thomas was 2-3 with three RBI and a homerun in the win over Lake Erie in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. She is currently on an 11-game hitting streak and ranks first in the GLIAC in homeruns with five, first in total bases (42), and third in slugging percentage (.792). She is leading the team with an overall batting average of .409 and tied for first in total RBI with 23.
Softball Player Weekly Honor Roll: Cayla Seidler - AU, Megan Galganski - FS, Tori Allen - UF, Miranda Cleary - GV, Sarah Grunert - HC, Lindsay Vahrode - LE, Kirsten Thompson - LS, Allison Mercado - MU, Sam Zaborowski - NU, Shelby Weeks - SV, Kristin Prokopakis - TU, Logan White - WS.
2014 "Players of the Week": (3/17) B. Taylor - GV, (3/24) A. Best - SV, (3/31) A. Hinton - OD, (4/7) A. Hinton - OD, (4/14) T. Thomas - OD.
GLIAC Softball Pitcher of the Week:
Grand Valley State University
Junior, Pitcher, R/R
Grand Valley State University junior Lauren Gevaart won all three decisions last week and tossed a pair of shutouts as the Lakers notched three GLIAC sweeps. Gevaart pitched an eight-inning gem as GVSU defeated Lake Superior State on Wednesday, 1-0. She followed with a complete game victory over #14 Wayne State, allowing her only two runs of the week. On Saturday, she fanned 10 Malone batters in a four-hit shutout. Gevaart, 9-0 this season, allowed as many runs (two) as walks (two) all week, striking out 22 batters in 22 innings.
Softball Player Weekly Honor Roll: Sarah Alley - AU, Nicole Motuza - UF, Sarah Klopfer - HC, Brandi Anderson - LS, Jillian Coyle - MU, Rachael Stanzel - OD, Vanessa Ewing - NU, Sarah Vrabel - SV, Casi Rohr - WU, Briana Lee - WS.
2014 "Pitchers of the Week": (3/17) B. Lee - WS, (3/24) S. Vrabel - SV, (3/31) R. Stanzel - OD, (4/7) R. Stanzel - OD, (4/14)) L. Gevaart - GV.