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PSU sweeps MIAA/AstroTurf Softball Athletes of the Week

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Pittsburg State swept the MIAA/AstroTurf Softball Athletes of the Week as Alex Perez was named the hitter and Emmie Robertson was named the pitcher.

MIAA/AstroTurf Hitter of the Week

Alex Perez, 1B, Pittsburg State

Perez led the Gorilla offense with a .556 batting average, a .889 slugging percentage and a .619 on base percentage on the week. She had a hit in five of the six games on the week and reached base in every game. Her best game of the week came in the first game at Lincoln, where she was a perfect 4-for-4 with two RBI, three runs scored and a home run. She added a 3-for-4 performance on Monday night in the second game at Missouri Southern.  The 5-7 redshirt junior is a native of Torrance, Calif. where she competed at North High School.

Others nominated: Ali Joe Rogers, Central Missouri; Paige Shifflett, Missouri Western; Kylie Strand, Fort Hays State; Brooke Zukerman, Central Oklahoma.

MIAA/AstroTurf Pitcher of the Week
Emmie Robertson, P, Pittsburg State


Robertson earned four the five wins as the Gorillas went 5-1 in a week with six MIAA games. She appeared in five of the six games, throwing 25.0 of 38.0 innings the Gorillas played on the week. She earned wins over Lindenwood, Lincoln and two over rival Missouri Southern. She threw a shut out over Missouri Southern. Of the six runs she gave up on the week, only three were earned. She struck out 11 at Lindenwood in a 7-4 win. She struck out a total of 12 in the two games at Missouri Southern, six in the seven innings of game one, and six in the four inning she pitched in relief in game two. She did not give up a walk on the week. Of the 18 hits she gave up on the week, only one was for extra bases, as she held opponents to a .191 batting average on the week. The 5-9 freshman pitcher is a native of Lamar, Mo. where she competed at Lamar High School.

Others nominated: Kelsey Kimminau, Fort Hays State; Kyra Parker, Southwest Baptist; Katie Shockley, Central Missouri. 

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