North Delta softball players Rachel Staschuk and Courtney Cronin earned Summit League Player of the Week honours.
Both players are currently with the IPFW (Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne) Mastodons in the NCAA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics).
Staschuk, who shared the honor with South Dakota State’s Tara Winter. Staschuk batted .625 over the weekend, getting hits in five of her eight official at-bats, while scoring three times, hitting two home runs, and driving in three. She had a slugging percentage of 1.500, and an on-base percentage of .700.
She leads the conference with a .415 batting average, and ranks third in on-base percentage (.492), third in slugging percentage (.679), fifth in total bases (36), seventh in runs scored (13), eighth in RBI’s (13).
Cronin earned her third Pitcher of the Week honor this season, and the fifth in her career, after pitching the Mastodons to a pair of wins. In the first game she earned her fifth shutout of the season, and the 21st of her career, striking out eight and scattering two hits while walking none, facing one batter over the minimum for the game. In the series finale, Cronin allowed two runs while striking out seven in seven innings of work, walking three and allowing five hits.
The 2010 Summit League Pitcher of the Year, is the current league leader in earned run average at 2.32, and has a 7-5 won-lost record with a league-best five shutouts.