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Brittany Attaway named NFCA Div. III National Player of the Week

Brittany Attaway named NFCA Div. III National Player of the Week

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LOUISVILLE, KY – The Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III National Pitcher and Player of the Week honors were announced Wednesday in the eighth week of voting and Whittier College senior catcher Brittany Attaway (Claremont, Calif.) received recognition as the Division III Player of the Week.

Attaway, who is the second Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Player to receive recognition this year, was perfect at the plate, going 5-for-5 with seven runs scored and eight RBI's when opposing pitchers weren't wise enough to walk her, which they did 10 times over four games. The Claremont, Calif., native hit two homers in an 11-10 win over Cal Lutheran, including the game-tying two-run blast in the bottom of the eighth.

On the mound, senior left-hander Haley Crumpton went 2-0 with a 0.00 earned-run average last week. The Alabaster, Ala., native tossed a perfect game with 10 strikeouts against Millsaps, then allowed just one hit over five innings in her second appearance of the week, yielding just a single walk in her 10 innings in the circle. She also helped herself at the plate, with two doubles and a .500 batting average.