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KATIE ROSE WHETSTINE - CLACKAMAS
SOPHOMORE - CATCHER

Katie Rose Whetstine, Westview HS / Beaverton, OR, helped Clackamas to 6 wins last week. She had 13 hits on 18 at bats for a .722 batting average including 3 doubles & 4 home runs to score 9 runs and drive in 11 RBIs.

Whetstine is currently 5th in the NWAC in RBIs (60), 8th in Batting Average (.486), 15th in doubles (13) and 11th in homers (11).

NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - MAY 16

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Pitcher of the Week Kira Staley, Seaquam Secondary / Surrey, BC, pitched the Royals to 3 wins in two starts last week. In 18.1 innings she had 14 strikeouts and only allowed 2 earned runs for a 0.76 ERA.

Staley is currently 4th in the NWAC in ERA (2.21) and 5th in wins with 15.

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SHEVAN DEFRIETAS - SW OREGON
SOPHOMORE - FIRST BASE/PITCHER

Shevan DeFreitas, Waipahu HS / Waipahu, HI, helped lead the second-ranked Lakers to 8 straight victories last week. She had 14 hits in 24 at bats for a .583 batting average with 5 doubles, a triple and 4 home runs to drive in 16 RBIs while scoring 17 runs. DeFreitas also reached base 10 other times on 8 walks and 2 hit by pitch with no strikeouts. She also collected a pair of saves on the mound for SW Oregon.

An opposing pitcher's nightmare, DeFreitas is #1 in the NWAC in home runs (22), #2 in RBIs (64), #2 in walks (27), #3 in batting average (.522), #4 in runs (57), #5 in HBP (8) and #6 in hits with 60. On the field she has only committed one error in 38 games this season.

NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - MAY 9

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Pitcher of the Week Jessica Gibson, Rainier HS / Rainier, OR, pitched her second 5-inning no hitter of the season last week against Southern Region rival Clark while collecting three wins on the week.

Gibson leads the Red Devil pitching staff in Wins (9), K’s (38), and ERA (4.04).

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BELLA KENNEDY
DOUGLAS - FRESHMAN - SECOND BASE

Bella Kennedy, Stellys Secondary / Victoria, BC, turned in incredible numbers for the Royals last week in four DC wins. She was 10-11 at the plate for a .909 batting average including 2 doubles, a triple, four home runs, a walk and was hit by pitch 3 times. She tallied 7 runs and registered 13 RBIs. Her only miss at the plate last week was a sacrifice hit to score a run.

She is currently 5th in the NWAC in batting average (.500)

NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - MAY 3

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Player of the Week Seli Aholelei,Henry J. Kaiser HS / Honolulu, HI, won all three of her starts last week including a pair over 7th-ranked Bellevue to improve her record to 14-1 on the season. In 21 innings, she only allowed 3 earned runs to tally a 1.00 ERA and struck out 12.

Aholelei is currently second in wins (14), 5th in strikeouts (86) and 8th in ERA (2.83). She is also an exceptional hitter and leads the league in home runs (19), is second in RBIs (57) and third in batting average (.509).

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Makenzi Howard - Freshman
Outfielder - Wenatchee Valley


Howard also had terrific numbers at the plate and on the bases. She batted .700 with 11 runs, 6 walks, a double, a triple and had an RBI. She stole 9 bases and set a new WVC school record for steals with 41. She also currently leads the NWAC in stolen bases.

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KEELY AINGE
DOUGLAS - SOPHOMORE - PITCHER

Keely Ainge, Delta Secondary / Ladner, BC, turned in another strong performance this week as she tallied a 3-0 record including impressive wins over 3rd-ranked Edmonds and 7th ranked Bellevue. In 23 innings she only gave up 6 runs while striking out 20 for an ERA of 1.83 for the week.

Ainge is currently 1st in the NWAC in ERA (1.89), 4th in wins (10) and 10th in strikeouts with 62.

NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - APRIL 25

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Player of the Week Kennedy Anderson, San Dimas HS / San Dimas, CA, nearly filled the stat sheet for the Cardinals as NIC went 4-1 on the week. In 21 at bats, Anderson collected 11 hits including 3 doubles, 4 home runs, 6 runs and 15 RBIs.

Anderson is currently leading the NWAC in RBIs (57), is 3rd in batting average (.540), tied for 5th in home runs (10) and is 6th in doubles with 12.

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PRESLEY TURIN
CLACKAMAS - SOPHOMORE - SECOND BASE

Presley Turin, Sandy HS / Sandy, OR, collected 7 hits on 13 at bats for a .538 batting average with a double, a triple and 2 home runs en route to 10 RBIs in four wins over Mt. Hood and Lower Columbia.

Turin's season batting average is 22nd in the league. She is 3rd in the potent Clackamas lineup in batting average (.452), 3rd in home runs (3) and 2nd in RBIs (23).

NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - APRIL 17

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Pitcher of the Week Keely Ainge, Delta Secondary / Ladner, BC, pitched 14.1 innings for the Royals allowing just 1 earned run in leading Douglas to three wins over Skagit Valley and Pierce, including a 6 inning shutout of the Raiders.

Ainge is now 4th in the NWAC in ERA at 1.91, 11th in wins (7) and 13th in strikeouts (42).

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BRANDI SCHOESSLER
WALLA WALLA - FRESHMAN - PITCHER

Brandi Schoessler, Walla Walla HS / Walla Walla, WA, helped the Warriors to four wins while pitching 16.1 innings, giving up only 2 earned runs for a 0.86 ERA en route to earning 3 wins and a save.

On the season, Schoessler is 10th in wins (6), fifth in ERA (2.12) and 13th in strikeouts (23).

NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - APRIL 10

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Player of the Week Natasha Bedard, North Surrey Secondary / Surrey, BC, turned a great offensive performance in a pair of Douglas victories. Bedard went 4-5 at the plate for a .800 BA. She tallied a double, home run and collected 6 RBIs while reaching base another time on a HBP.

On the season, Bedard is currently third in the league in batting average (.554) and 16th in RBIs with 27.

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PAYTON GIBBS
BELLEVUE - SOPHOMORE - PITCHER

Payton Gibbs, Selah HS / Selah, WA, collected 4 wins on three starts and 3 complete games last week. She turned in 28 innings striking out 28 and allowing only 2 runs for an ERA of 0.50.

On the season, Gibbs leads the NWAC in wins (10), Strikeouts (97) and 7th in ERA with 2.12. She also swings the bat very well and is 8th in the league with a .524 batting average, 2nd in homers (11) and 4th in RBIs (32).

NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - APRIL 3

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Player of the Week Amber Writer, Anacortes HS / W Anacortes, WA, tallied 10 runs in 19 at bats with.474 batting average including 9 hits, 4 base on balls, 3 home runs and 15 RBIs in 6 wins for the Knights.

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LESIELI (SELI) AHOLELEI
EDMONDS - FRESHMAN - PITCHER-DH

Seli Aholelei, Henry J. Kaiser HS / Honolulu, HI., completely filled the stat sheet both on the mound and at the plate in four games against Olympic and top-ranked Bellevue.

Aholelei went 10-14 for a .714 batting average, 10 runs, 10 RBIs, 4 home runs, 2 stolen bases and 2 walks. On the mound, she registered 27 strikeouts in 20 innings collecting 3 wins including a 3-0 no hitter against Bellevue.

Aholelei currently leads the league in home runs (11), RBIs (32) and wins (7). Her .583 batting average ranks sixth.

NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - MARCH 27

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Brandi Schoessler, Walla Walla HS / Walla Walla, WA, collected three wins in four Walla Walla victories last week. In 16,o innings she gave up 9 hits, 7 strikeouts and 2 earned runs to turn in a 0.88 ERA on the week.

Her season ERA of 0.88 currently ranks third in the league.

Softball Players of the Week - May 17

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Bethany Balucan-Batangan, Olympic, Freshman, Infielder

Balucan-Batangan had 10 hits in 14 at bats to compile a .714 average on the week. She totaled 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 1 walk, 1 HBP, 3  stolen bases and 11 RBIs to help lead Olympic in four wins.

Balucan-Batangan, a native of Kona, Hawaii, is now battling .400 on the season.

Kayla Byers, Mt. Hood, Sophomore, Pitcher

Byers pitched in four Mt. Hood wins last week going 2-0 in her two starts and registered a save. She turned in a 1.15 ERA in 18.1 innings recording 21 strikeouts and had a 5 inning complete game shutout of Clark.

Byers leads the NWAC with a 1.69 ERA on the season and is third in strikeouts with 154. She has only allowed 39 runs, tops for pitchers with over 100 innings. This her second Pitcher of the Week honor this season.

Softball Players of the Week - May 11

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Anna Williams, Walla Walla, Freshman, Utility

Williams helped propel the Warriors to a 3-1 record on the week. She tallied a .643 batting average on 14 at bats with 3 doubles, 3 home runs, 1 stolen base, 7 runs and 11 RBIs.

Playing multiple positions for WWCC, Williams has only committed 2 errors on the season. Her .457 batting average is 14th in the league and she is tied for third in runs with 56.

Michele Strauss, Spokane, Sophomore, Pitcher

Strauss turned in another strong week for the Sasquatch pitching 28 innings in 4 games. She tallied a 3-1 record, 2.00 ERA with 29 Ks and had a two hit shutout over Yakima Valley and has won 12 over her last 13 games.

Strauss, with consecutive Pitcher of the Week awards, is now 2nd overall in wins (22), strikeouts (168) and ERA (2.47).

Softball Players of the Week - May 4

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Dallas Tilley, Douglas, Sophomore, Center Fielder

In four games last week, Tilley went 11-15 for a .733 batting average with a double, 3 home runs, 11 RBIs, no strikeouts and a stolen base. She led the fifth-ranked Royals to four victories on the week.

Tilley is now batting .466 on the season, 11th in the conference.

Michele Strauss, Spokane, Sophomore, Pitcher

Strauss pitched Spokane to four wins last week with a 1.35 ERA on four complete games allowing only 11 hits and 5 runs with 30 K's in 26 innings pitched. Additionally, She tossed a no-hitter and was only two walks away from a perfect game in a 2-0 win over Big Bend.

Strauss' 2.56 ERA is third best in the league for pitchers with over 100 innings tossed and is second in strikeouts with 139.

Softball Players of the Week - April 26

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Chloe McIntosh - North Idaho, Sophomore, Third Base

In four games last week, McIntosh went 9-14 for a .643 batting average. She also tallied a double, 2 home runs and 5 RBIs, 2 walks and 4 stolen bases.

McIntosh's .541 overall batting average is 3rd in the league. She is also 3rd in hits (53) and her 19 stolen bases is 2nd best.

Kylee Lambert - Wenatchee Valley, Freshman, Pitcher

In two starts last weekend, Lambert pitched 13 innings without giving up an earned run and tossed 9 strikeouts for the Knights.

She has recently returned from an injury that kept her out nearly a month. Lambert's 1.11 ERA is currently tops in the NWAC.

Softball Players of the Week - April 19

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Hannah Vandomelen - Clackamas, Freshman, Utility

In four games last week, Vandomelen hit .643 in 14 at bats with 9 hits, including a pair of doubles & a triple, 2 walks, 5 runs, a stolen base and 6 RBIs to lead the Cougars to a 3-1 record on the week. She also pitched CCC to a 16-4 complete game victory over Yakima Valley.

Keeley Ainge - Douglas, Freshman, Pitcher

Ainge started three games last week for the Royals earning a 1.75 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 16 innings allowing just 4 earned runs while compiling a 3-0 record.

Ainge is now 7-2 on the season with a league 3rd best ERA of 2.66.

Softball Players of the Week - April 11

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Kadi Patterson, Columbia Basin, Sophomore, Utility

In four games last week, Patterson tallied a .692 batting average in 13 at bats while reaching base 10 times (9 hits, 1 bb). She compiled 6 runs and 11 RBIs assisted by her 5 home runs, 3 doubles and a sacrifice fly.

Patterson is now batting .432 on the season with 22 runs, 8 doubles, 6 home runs and 25 RBIs.

Krystina Fischer, Lower Columbia, Sophomore, Pitcher

Fischer had a huge hand in LCC's taming of two of the top four ranked teams last week. Fischer collected 2 wins and save in four wins against #1-ranked SW Oregon and #4 Clackamas including a 10-2 complete game against the Cougars.

Fischer is now 10-1 on the season with a 3.50 ERA.

Softball Players of the Week - April 4

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Kayla Andrews - Columbia Basin Sophomore, Pitcher

Andrews scorched the opposing pitcher on a .579 batting average, reaching first base on hits, walks or HBP 14 times in 19 at bats. She also tallied 4 doubles and 4 home runs while scoring 16 RBIs and 11 runs.

Andrews leads the league in home runs (14) & RBIs (56) and is 2nd in doubles (10) and 3rd in hits (37). Andrews' is also impressive on the mound leading the league in wins (18) & Strikeouts (142).

Payton Gibbs - Bellevue, Freshman, Pitcher

Gibbs came in relief during a pair of games against league rival Edmonds to turn the tide for the Bulldogs as she registered two wins on an ERA of  0.00.

Primarily a reliever, Gibbs is currently tied for third in the NWAC with a 2.33 ERA and is sporting a 6-0 record with 2 saves.

Softball Players of the Week - March 28

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The NWAC is pleased to announce the Softball Players of the Week for March 21-28.

Megan Marcy, Mt. Hood, Sophomore Shortstop

Marcy went 5-7 (.714) with 7 RBIs, 3 runs and a pair of homers to help lead Mt. Hood in wins over Pierce College.

Her .536 batting average currently ranks 5th; She is the leader in Hits with 30 and 4th in RBIs with 25.

Kayla Byers, Mt. Hood, Sophomore, Pitcher

Byers had a 0.00 ERA in 8.2 innings Saturday in a pair of wins over Pierce. She baffled the Raider batting order in the opener allowing no hits in her 5.2 innings. In game two, she shut the door in the final three innings.

Byers is currently leading the NWAC in ERA with an impressive 0.71 mark in 7 games pitched. She is 3rd in strikeouts with 46 on the season.

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