March 31, 2014
BIG EAST Player of the Week
Megan Hyson, Georgetown, Jr., P/UT
Hyson led the Hoyas to a sweep (3-0) of Creighton, which entered the weekend with a BIG EAST-best 19 wins. From the plate, Hyson was 5-for-9 for a .556 average, belting a home run and chipping in a pair of RBI, while stealing a base. In the circle, Hyson was credited with a pair of wins against the Bluejays. The junior spent 14 innings in the circle, striking out 23 while allowing four earned runs. Georgetown is undefeated in BIG EAST play at 6-0 with its next weekend series at home against St. John’s.
BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week
Kristin Gutierrez, Butler, So., P/OF
In her lone appearance on the week, Gutierrez held Northern Kentucky hitless over five innings on Wednesday afternoon. The sophomore struck out five and walked two as the Bulldogs shut out the Norse, 11-0. For the season, Gutierrez has a 2.90 ERA over 17 appearances, including 15 starts, and has a 6-8 record with a team-high 80 strikeouts.
Weekly Honor Roll
Erin Burner, St. John’s, Jr., C/SS
Burner finished 3-for-4 with three runs and five RBI after hitting a pair of home runs and a walk to lead the Red Storm to a 13-7 win against Iona on Thursday.
Becca Changstrom, Creighton, Sr., P
Changstrom started three of four games for the Bluejays last week and struck out 19 batters in 18.1 innings of work. She also held opponents to a .209 average at the plate. Changstrom surrendered just one earned run in a complete game 4-2 extra-inning victory at Drake on Wednesday.
Mary Connolly, DePaul, Jr., P/1B
Connolly batted .385 over four games while earning a 12-0 win in the circle against Providence on Saturday. Against the Friars, the junior struck out four while allowing three hits, and also went 4-for-7 at the plate.
Krista Hakola, Butler, Sr., INF
Morgan Maize, DePaul, So., P/INF
Hakola had three hits in seven trips to the plate (.429), drove in five runs and scored a pair of runs in Butler's doubleheader sweep of Northern Kentucky. She was 2-for-3 with five RBI and one run scored in the Bulldogs' 11-0 victory in the opener, and then went 1-for-4 with one run scored in Butler's 9-2 win in the nightcap.
Maize led the offensive effort in a two-game sweep of Providence. She was 5-for-7 from the plate with seven RBI, knocking a pair of home runs and adding a stolen base. Over the four-game week, she was .500 from the plate with five hits.