Nolan, Barnhill earn 2019 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II weekly honors after opening weekend

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Nolan, Barnhill earn 2019 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II weekly honors after opening weekend

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Virginia Tech senior Caitlyn Nolan and Florida senior Kelly Barnhill were named the first Louisville/Slugger NFCA Division I National Player and Pitcher of the Week honorees of the 2019 season.

Nolan, who batted .714, recorded an extra-base hit and RBI in each of the Hokies’ five contests last week. The Bennettsville, S.C. native registered three doubles, two home runs and a 1.357 slugging percentage, while driving in nine runs and scoring eight more times. Helping Virginia Tech to a 5-0 start, Nolan homered in wins over Wichita State and Central Michigan. She Scored three times and knocked in three runs versus the Shockers, while driving in two and scoring twice against the Chippewas. Nolan proceeded to double in her final three games against Purdue, host College of Charleston and the Boilermakers.

Barnhill appeared in all five games during the Gators’ opening weekend against nationally-ranked competition. The hard-throwing righty picked up four wins and also recorded a save. Barnhill, who surrendered two runs on six hits, recorded a 0.74 ERA with 26 strikeouts and four walks in 19 innings of work. The Marietta, Ga. native twirled a complete-game shutout against then-No. 19 Michigan and earned her fourth career save versus then-No. 7 Arizona. Against USF, she fanned a season-high 11 batters over five innings of work.

Selected Top Performances
Peyton Angulo, Utah Valley– .706 (12-for-17), 4 2B, 4 RBI, 8 R, 2 SB, 3 BB, 0 K, .750 OBP, .941 SLG, 9 hits in 9 straight at bats; Karli Hamilton, Texas Tech– .563 (9-for-16), 9 R, 3B, 4 RBI, 4-4 SB; Kaylee Tow, Alabama – .692 (9-for-13), 3 2B, HR, 9 R, 6 RBI, 6 BB; Andrea Scali, Kent State– 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 SHO, 27 K, 3 BB, 16 IP; Keely Rochard, Virginia Tech– 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 30 K, 6 H, 3 BB, 19 IP, 0 XBH; Lauren Tycksen, UNLV– .624, 10 H, 2B, 2 3B, 10 R, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 5-5 SB; Shelby Shunseri, LSU– .636, 7 H, 2 2B, 4 HR, 14 RBI, 1.909 SLG, .643 OBP, 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 9 K, 2 BB, 10 IP; Meghan King, Florida State– 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 15 K, 2 BB, 14 IP, .102 opp BA; Kristina Inouye, Stanford– .467, 2B, 3B, HR, 11 RBI, .867 SLG; Alyssa Palomino, Arizona– .500, 4 HR, 5 RBI, 1.250 SLG, .566 OBP; Christina Biggerstaff, USC Upstate– 2-0, 0.54 ERA, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 23 K, .093 BA against; no-hitter vs. Youngstown State; Kassidy Wilbur, Stephen F. Austin– 4-0, 0.00 ERA, 32 K, 7 BB, 12 H, 3 R, .164 BA against; Missy Nunes, Oregon State– .467, 7 H, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 1.133 SLG; Rachel Garcia, UCLA– 2-0, 0.55 ERA, 22K, 2 HR, 3 RBI; Mariah Lopez, Oklahoma– 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 22 K, 2 BB, 12 IP, 2 SHO, .051 BA against; Danielle Williams, Northwestern– 3-0, 0.40 ERA, 22 K, 2 BB, 17.2 IP, 2 SHO; Kasey Flores, UTEP– .643, 9 H, 3 HR, 10 RBI; Nicole Newman, Drake– 2-0, 0.63 ERA, SV, 28 K, 3 BB, 14.1 IP.

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