NCAA records, lights out pitching highlight 2018 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I weekly honors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two NCAA records and two dominant pitching performances were showcased as Belmont’s Lexi Rouse, Alabama’s Alexis Osorio and LSU’s Carley Hoover earned Louisville/Slugger NFCA Division I National Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games played March 5-11.

Rouse left the yard in five straight at-bats, snapping a 16-year old NCAA Division I record held by Canisius’ Jill Iacono (2002), and homered a total of six times last week. The first of her consecutive dingers came in her final at-bat against Mercer. The two-run shot extended the Bruins’ lead to 3-0 and proved to be the winning hit. The senior from Macon, Ga. continued her streak with three solo blasts in a defeat to Kennesaw State. Rouse capped off the record streak with another solo shot to put Belmont on the board in a 4-0 triumph over Mercer.

Osorio became just the second NCAA Division I pitcher and first since Cal’s Michele Granger in 1991 to strike out 21 batters in a seven-inning game. Sitting down all 21 Fordham Rams, Osorio also set a single-game program record. The senior from Riverside Calif. also added a no-hitter in her first start of the week, shutting out the Boston College Eagles.

Hoover was a big reason LSU swept then-No. 10 Auburn in its SEC opening series in Baton Rouge. The senior righty picked up two wins by striking out 18, not allowing a run, walking one and limiting a high-powered Auburn offense to just nine hits and a .176 batting average over 14.2 innings of work.

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Selected Top Performances
Rachel Lewis, Northwestern- .438, 7 H, 3 2B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 6 R, 1.188 SLG .526 OBP; Molly Smith, Memphis – 3-0, 0.67 ERA, SV, 29 K, 4 BB, 9 H, .123 opp BA, no-hitter vs. Butler; Lindsey Devitt, USF– .538, 7 H, 2 2B, 3B, HR, 10 RBI, 4 R, 1.077 SLG; Baylee Smith, Memphis– .706, 12 H, 2 2B, 9 RBI, 5 R, 4 SB; Caitlin Karo, UT-Martin– 3-0, 0.33 ERA, 2 SHO, 7 K; Kenna Wilkey, Northwestern– 4-0, 0.00 ERA, 16 K, 9 H, .129 opp BA, 20.2 IP; Paige Parker, Oklahoma– 3-0, 1.08 ERA, 25 K, 2 BB, 5 H, .114 opp BA; 2-0, 0.00 ERA, SHO, 19 K, 5 BB, 5 H, .122 opp BA, 12 IP; Jocelyn Alo, Oklahoma – .688, 11 H, 2B, HR, 7 RBI, 7 R; Devin Brown, South Alabama– 2-0, 0.00 ERA, SHO, 2 H, 16 K, BB, .057 opp BA; Mia Davidson, Mississippi State– .571, 8 H, 3 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 9 R, 1.429 SLG; Nicole Stockinger, Towson– .364, 2B, 2 HR, 2 BB, 10 RBI; Allison Doocy, Iowa– 2-0, 0.00 ERA, SHO, 18 K, 3 BB, 11 IP; Megan Beaubien, Michigan– 3-0, 0.93 ERA, 25 K, 2 BB, 6 H, 15 IP; Shannon McGee, Loyola– .538, 14 H, 3 2B, 2 2B, 8 RBI; Brianna Jones, Southern Illinois– 3-0, 0.97 ERA, 2 SHO, 23 K, 4 BB, .181 opp BA; Stacia Seeton, Bradley– .667, 3B, 3 HR, 6 R, 8 RBI, .714 OBP, 1.583 SLG;  Gia Rodoni, Baylor– 4-0, SHO, 34 K, 21.1 IP;  Rylee Jensen, BYU– .421, 8 H, 3B, 5 HR, 7 RBI, 10 R.