Lindsay Erickson is the top returner with a .455 batting average, 41 runs, 66 hits and 45 RBIs. Brittany Lauterbach is the top returning pitcher, with a 2.03 ERA. She went 10-2, allowed 81 hits, 35 runs and struck out 66.
The Loopers will be opening the 2014 season at this weekend’s tournament after having their opening weekend cancelled. UNK was 13-29 in 2013, with 14 returns and just six losses from the roster. The returning group includes their top eight hitters and two pitchers.
Erin Dwyer is the top returner at the plate, with a .320 batting average, seven runs scored, 24 hits and 11 RBIs. Brittnie Kreiser recorded a 3.58 ERA, 3-7 record, 112 hits allowed, 62 runs allowed and 30 strikeouts in 2013.
Scouting Oklahoma Panhandle State
The Aggies are 1-3 after double-headers against the University of the Southwest and Colorado Christian. OPSU made a stop on their way to the 8-State Classic to face Ecclesia College for a double-header on Thursday. Results of those contests were not available at press time.
Samantha Arledge is the top producer at the plate and in the circle for the Aggies. Arledge has a .636 batting average, with seven hits and two RBIs. She is also 1-1 in the circle, with 11 hits and 10 runs allowed and 13 strikeouts.
Against the Aggies
In 2013 ECU and OPSU meet four times, with the Lady Tigers earning wins in all four meetings.
Sophomore Lauren Reeves led ECU with a .667 average, four runs scored, six hits and four RBIs. Sophomore Lacey Paulk and junior Brianna Nunley each picked up a win in the circle, with Paulk earning a 0.0 ERA and 10 strikeouts.
Lilli Ward is the top returner for the Aggies, with two hits, one run and one RBI. Samantha Arledge went 0-1 in the circle, with 20 hits and 15 runs allowed.
Nunley GAC Pitcher of Week
Junior Brianna Nunley was been named the Great American Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 11.