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Pitcher of the Week

Lauren Haeger Photo by Allie Martinez Courtesy of National Pro Fastpitch

 

Nashville, TN (August 15, 2016) – For the first time this season, a player has earned two awards in one week. Dallas Charge pitcher Lauren Haeger was named Offensive Player and Pitcher of the Week for her outstanding performance in the circle and at the plate. Haeger hit for a league-best .538 AVG with two home runs, six RBI, two doubles and three runs scored. The second year player out of the University of Florida finished the week with a slugging percentage of 1.154 and a .600 on-base percentage. She finished the week in the circle with a 2-0 record, throwing her first career no-hitter in a 5-0 win over the Chicago Bandits. Haeger struck out four batters in 11 innings pitched, while holding opponents to a .029 batting average.

The Rookie of the Week goes to Pennsylvania Rebellion first year player Stacey Porter. Porter finished the week with a .556 AVG and two doubles. She was also second in the league in walks with five, helping her finish with a .667 OBP.

The regular season is officially complete in 2016, which makes this week’s winners the last of the 2016 National Pro Fastpitch campaign.

 

About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF):
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The 2016 NPF season will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Coverage includes the NPF College Draft presented by Bownet on Thur., April 14, followed by 23 regular-season games, a Championship Series Preview Special and the 2016 NPF Championship Series. The NPF recently announced that the Scrap Yard Dawgs, located in The Woodlands, Texas, will join the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Dallas Charge, Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2016 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand, representing the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.

 

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