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1999 MIAC Softball Players of the Week


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May 10, 1999 MIAC Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week

Pitcher Of the Week

Kelly Weyandt, Senior, St. Thomas, Roseville, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall HS

Weyandt threw her sixth shutout of the MIAC season in a 2-0 week that helped the Toms clinch their third consecutive NCAA playoff berth. Weyandt threw a three-hit shutout with one walk and six strikeouts Saturday to beat Carleton, and allowed two runs, two walks and seven hits with six strikeouts to top Augsburg last Wednesday. She finished the MIAC season 8-1 with an 0.86 ERA and 51 strikeouts and only six walks in 57 innings. She has pitched in 107 games on her career and is 60-41 with 451 Ks and 158 walks in 595 innings with a 1.38 ERA. The Toms have won 15 consecutive games and finished 20-2 in the MIAC, one game behind champion St. Mary's. They open NCAA play Friday vs. Pacific Lutheran (38-4) in the double-elimination West Regional in Orange, Calif.

Player of the Week

Concordia's Allison Haaland, Senior, 1B, 5-8 R/R, Hanley Falls, MN

Allison led Concordia to 3 straight wins and helped Concordia finish in third place in the MIAC. She went 6-12 at the plate with 2 home runs and also added two doubles. Allison's home run in the last game of the season gave her 6 for the season, tying the Concordia's record for most homeruns in a season. She also finished the week by playing error-free at first base, handling all 26 chances that came her way. Concordia finished with a 21-14 overall record and a 15-6 MIAC mark.

Allison's Week
AB H R  BA  RBI 2B 3B HR  SLG.  BB OBA  PO A  E  FLD PCT.
12 6 4 .500  3   2  0  2 1.167  0 .500  21 5  0  1.00
 


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May 3, 1999 MIAC Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week

Pitcher Of the Week

St. Mary's junior Teisha Smith (Elma, Ia./New Hampton H.S.)

Smith appeared in five games for the Cardinals, posting a 4-0 record and a 0.00 ERA. She pitched 22.1 innings, allowing just nine hits. She walked two and struck out 18, while tossing two complete-game shutouts, including a 3-0 victory over Concordia last Saturday that earned the Cardinals at least a share of their third straight MIAC championship. The junior teamed with her sister, Kari, in recording a five-inning perfect game against St. Catherine, while also tossing a three-hitter in SMU's 5-0 win over reegionally ranked UW-Eau Claire. At the plate, Smith hit .444, collecting four hits in nine at-bats, while also driving in three runs and scoring twice. The Cardinals, 20-0 in  the MIAC and winners of 48 straight MIAC games dating back to April 27, 1997, can complete their second straight perfect conference season with a sweep of St. Benedict on Wednesday.

Player of the Week

St. Thomas senior OF Jessica Boumeester (Minnetonka, Minn./Hopkins HS)

Boumeester batted .529 (9-of-17) with 10 runs scored and was 11-for-11 in stolen bases in the Toms' 6-0 week. Boumeester also walked four times to reach base 13 times in 21 appearances (.619 on-base%). Boumeester is among the NCAA Division III leaders in stolen bases (39-of-40, including 27-of-27 in MIAC games). On her career, Boumeester has 96 steals (102 attempts). On the season, Boumeester is batting .324 with 33 hits and 37 runs. She has 173 hits and 145 runs in her career as a four-year starter. The Toms kept alive their hopes for a third consecutive NCAA playoff berth as they swept MIAC contender St. Ben's 9-0 and 8-0; swept Bethel 7-1 and 10-6; and swept St. Olaf 1-0 and 8-0. The Toms are 16-2 in the MIAC and 25-12 overall with 11 consecutive wins.
 
 


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April 26, 1999 MIAC Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week

Pitcher Of the Week

Casey Curson, St. Thomas, Sophomore,  Spring Park, Minn./Mound/Westonka HS

Curson helped keep the Toms' NCAA playoff hopes alive as she compiled a 3-0 pitching record (one run, seven hits, four walks, 24 strikeouts allowed in 18 innings) in UST's 5-0 week. She threw a two-hit shutout with one walk and seven strikeouts Monday in a 5-0 win at Gustavus. She threw a four-hitter and fanned 12 Wednesday with two walks in a 2-1 win that began a key DH sweep at then second-place Concordia-Moorhead. She came back with four scoreless innings Saturday in a 12-2 win at Macalester. Curson and teammate Kelly Weyandt allowed just one run in 31 innings in a 5-0 week that let the Toms improve to 10-2 in the MIAC and 19-12 on the season. Curson is 11-6  with a 1.54 ERA with 102 Ks in 118 innings. Curson's lone MIAC defeat in 1999 was a 3-2 loss to 14-0 St. Mary's.
 
 

Player of the Week

Jill Hocking, St. Mary's, Sophomore, DP-Pitcher, Apple Valley, Minn

Hocking hit .533 in Saint Mary's six games last week, collecting eight hits - including a double and three home runs - in 15 at-bats. She also drove in seven runs and scored eight times as Saint Mary's (14-0 MIAC, 29-4 overall) ran its overall winning streak to 19 games and its conference winning streak to 42 straight with six wins over Macalester, Gustavus and Augsburg. Hocking finished with 18 total bases, a 1.200 slugging percentage and a .533 on-base percentage, while also stealing one base. Hocking was also a perfect 3-0 on the mound. She faced 45 batters in 13.0 innings, allowing just five hits - all singles - and did not allow a run, while striking out seven. The sophomore did not surrender a walk, while holding the opposition to a .116 batting average.
 


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April 19, 1999 MIAC Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week

Co-Pitchers of the Week

Angie Erickson, St. Benedict, JR, Cottage Grove, Minn./Park

Erickson threw threw shutouts last week and improved her season record to 8-1 (3-0 MIAC.). She allowed three hits and one walk while fanning four in a 1-0 win over Gustavus and allowed five hits, three walks with 10Ks in an 8-0 win over Augsburg. She also faned 10 and walked one in a three-hit shutout of Minnesota-Morris. St. Benedict is 14-4 overall and 4-2 in the MIAC.

Teisha Smith, St. Mary's, JR, Elma, Ia./New Hampton

Smith allowed just one hit in 14 scoreless innings of pitching to help the Cardinals go 5-0 in the MIAC and break a record for consecutive MIAC victories. Smith threw a one-hit shutout at St. Thomas Sunday in a 3-0 win that completed a DH sweep of the Tommies. She's gone 21 innings without allowing a run. St. Mary's has won 13 in a row to climb to 23-4 and has won 36 consecutive MIAC games over three seasons, breaking the old record of 31.

Player of the Week

Amanda Schindeldecker, Concordia, FR, 3B, Menahga, Minn.

Schindeldecker hit .562 in six games as the Cobbers went 5-1 last week to climb into second place in the MIAC at 8-2. She had five doubles among her 9-of-16 batting performance, added five RBI, and played error-free in the field.
 


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April 14, 1999 MIAC Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week

Pitcher of the Week

Christine Moen, Concordia, Sophomore, Glenwood, Minn./Minnewaska Area:

Moen picked up two wins in two starts this week to help the Cobbers post a 3-1 record in the first week of MIAC play. Her 0.00 ERA for the week included a 3-1 win over St. Ben's on Saturday and a 5-0 shutout of Hamline on Tuesday. Both games were 4-hitters. She held opposing batters to a .186 average. Moen is now 4-2 on the year in seven starts.

Player of the Week

Jennifer Meyer, St. Mary's, Sophomore, OF, Oconomowoc, Wis./Kettle Moraine HS

Meyer batted .562 in the Cardinals' five games, including doubleheader sweeps of Winona State and St. Olaf. Tuesday's sweep of the Oles ran the Cards' MIAC win streak to 31 games, their current overall win streak to eight and their MIAC record to 3-0. Meyer collected nine hits in 16 at-bats, including a pair of doubles; drove in four runs, scored seven times and was a perfect 3-for-3 in stolen bases. Meyer finished the week with a .688 slugging percentage and a .588 on-base percentage.
 


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April 6, 1999 MIAC Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week

Pitcher of the Week

Jill Hocking, St. Mary's, SO, Apple Valley, Minn.

Hocking posted a 4-0 record with one save on the Cardinals' successful California trip. She threw a five-hit shutout to beat 1998 NCAA runner-up Chapman (now 28-4) and end that team's 20-game win streak. She had a 1.29 ERA with 27 strikeouts, five walks and six earned runs in 32 2-3 innings. The Cards, 13-4 overall, are trying to win their third consecutive MIAC softball championship.

Player of the Week

Sarah Grudnowski, St. Thomas, SO, DP-OF, Deephaven/Balke HS

        Grudnowski batted .517 (15-of-29) with six runs and five RBI against top-flight pitching on the Toms' 4-7 California trip. The Toms had thrree-one run losses and two two-run losses against primarily ranked Division III teams and are 8-7 on the season.

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