Texas’ Henry, BU’s Ricard earn 2024 Louisville Slugger/Wilson DI weekly honors

by | Feb 20, 2024 | Headlines, Softball | 0 comments

Texas’ Henry, BU’s Ricard earn 2024 Louisville Slugger/Wilson DI weekly honors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Texas’ Kayden Henry and Boston University’s Kasey Ricard were named 2024 Division I Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player and Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week, respectively. The duo was recognized for their outstanding performances for contests played through Feb. 18.

Henry slashed .833/.833/1.833 in two big wins over then-No. 2 Tennessee and then-No. 9 Stanford at the Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational presented by EvoShield. She homered twice in a 9-2 win over the Cardinal and went 3-for-3 with half the Longhorns’ hits in the 2-1 triumph over the Lady Vols. She finished 5-for-6 with a stolen base and three runs scored before weather canceled Texas’ final three games of the tournament.

Over four appearances and three starts, Ricard posted a 3-0 record with a 0.31 ERA and 31 strikeouts over 22.1 innings of work at the Charlotte Invitational. She held her opposition to a .132 batting average and twirled shutouts in her first two starts of the weekend. Ricard one-hit Queens with 11 strikeouts and one walk. She also held the host 49ers to five hits and fanned 12 batters in a 1-0 win. In her other start against Charlotte, the sophomore from Littleton, Mass. was one out from a third straight shutout, but held on for a 2-1 victory (ER, 4 H, 6 K).

The Division I Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player and Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week are voted on by the NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll Committee.

Selected Top Performances
Nijaree Canady, Stanford – 1-1, 0.58 ERA, 11 K, 3 BB, 12 IP vs. No. 2 Tennessee and No. 7 Florida State;

Taylor Fitzgerald, Idaho State – 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 10 K, 0 BB, 13.1 IP, .049 opp. BA;

Cierra Harrison, Missouri – 3 App/2 GS, 1 CG, 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 12 SO, 1 BB, 13.1 IP, 1/1 SHO, no-hitter vs. A&M-Kingsville;

Morgan Leinstock, Arkansas – 2 App/1 GS, 2-0, 0.54 ERA, 13.0 IP, 15 SO, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 1 CG, 1 SHO;

Brook Melynychuk, Louisiana Tech – 3 APP/ 2 GS, 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 9 K, 2 BB, 4 H, .51 WHIP, .100 OPP BAVG;

Haley Rainey, Cal State Fullerton – 3 App/2 GS, 0-2, 3.50 ERA, 11 K, 1 BB, 14 IP;

Aspen Wesley, Mississippi State – 2 APP/2 GS, 2-0, 0.54 ERA, 12 SO, 2 BB, 13.0 IP, 2 CG;

Ava Arce, Cal State Fullerton – 4 GP/0 GS, .750 avg, 6 RBI;

Britain Beshears, Michigan State – 5 GP/5 GS, .375 avg, 4 HR, 8 RBI, .412 OBP, 1.125 SLG, 5 runs scored;

Jessie Blaine, Mississippi State – 5 GP/ 5 GS, .412 AVG, 2 2B, 7 RBI, 1.180 OPS;

Holly Blaska, Miami – 2 GP/2GS, .667 avg., 4 HR, 7 RBI, 16 TB, 2.667 SLG., 1 HBP, .714 OB%;

Caroline Easom, Louisiana Tech – 6 GP / 6 GS, .600 AVG, 3 2B, 12 TB, 4 BB, 2 RBI, .684 OBP, 1.484 OPS, .800 SLG;

Jocelyn Erickson, Florida – 4 GP/4GS, .667 AVG, 3 2B, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 1.167 SLG, .571 OBP, 2 SF, 1 SB;

Kristin Fifield, Grand Canyon – 4 GP/4 GS, .714 AVG, 8 R, 1 SB;

Maddie Gallagher, Missouri – 5 GP/5 GS, .500 avg., 0 2B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, .500 SLG, .643 OB%;

Raeleen Gutierrez, Missouri – 3 GP/3 GS, .455 avg., 1.273 SLG, .500 OB, 1.773 OPS, 5 H, 1 2b, 1 3b, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB 5 R;

Daisy Hess, Louisville – 6 GP/GS, 444 avg, 8H, 2-2B, 5R, 7 RBI, 3-for-3 SB, .565 OBP;

Kayt Houston, Appalachian State – 5 GP/5GS, 12-18 (.667 BA), 4 2B, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 2 BB, .700 OBP, 1.556 SLG;

Aly Kaneshiro, Stanford – 4 GP/ 4 GS, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 1 BB, 4 R;

Lauren Keleher, Boston University – 5 GP/5 GS, .444 avg., 1 2B, 2 HR, 3 R, 5 RBI, .833 SLG%;

Tori Meyer, Bradley – 5 GP/5 GS, .500 avg, 3 2B, 2 HR, 1 3B, 4 RBI, 1.050% SLG

Related Content

Apr 16 2024

Kobayashi & Ricard take home 2024 LouisvilleSlugger/Wilson DI weekly honors

Kobayashi & Ricard take home 2024 LouisvilleSlugger/Wilson DI weekly honors LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Miami’s Kate Kobayashi and Boston University’s Kasey Ricard collected...
Apr 16 2024

Red Hawks Carrothers named Academic All-American

Carrothers named Academic All-American INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time in program history, Indiana University Northwest women’s basketball student-athlete Jessica...
Apr 16 2024

Cato Memorial Scholarships to be presented to 13 seniors

Cato Memorial Scholarships to be presented to 13 seniors Student-Athletes to be recognized May 7 at Indianapolis Colts Complex The Indiana High School Athletic...
Apr 16 2024

Longhornsgrab hold of No. 1 in USA Today/NFCA DI Top 25 Coaches Poll

Longhornsgrab hold of No. 1 in USA Today/NFCA DI Top 25 Coaches Poll LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Behind a perfect week and coupled with another defeat by then-No. 1 Oklahoma,...
Apr 16 2024

Bethel-Marian baseball split final two games of four game series

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --- After Friday's games were postponed due to weather, the Bethel Pilots (10-28, 5-23) split with the Marian Knights (21-18, 16-12) with the...