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Katie Warrington Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II National Pitcher of the Week

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - Louisville, Ky.

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Senior Katie Warrington became the first Wilmington student-athlete to be named National Player of the Week on Wednesday. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University. Photo credit: Nicole WIechecki. All rights reserved.

Katie Warrington has produced a lot of firsts for the Wilmington University softball program during her three-year career, with Wednesday being no exception. Warrington, a senior right handed pitcher became the first Wilmington student-athlete to be named a national player of the week, being chosen as the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II National Pitcher of the Week for March 6.

Warrington (Townsend, Del./Red Lion Christian Academy) dominated from inside the circle for the Wildcats, going 5-0 for the week, pitching in all but one inning in her appearances. She struck out an outstanding 68 batters in 33 innings, throwing three shutouts on the week. She allowed four runs (two earned) on the week, coming to a 0.42 earned run average. She recorded 17 strikeouts in a shutout victory over CACC foe Felician in a nonconference matchup, tallying the second most strikeouts in a game in program history. She struck out at least 10 batters in all five of her starts last week.

Ancia Purdy of Sonoma State was named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II National Player of the Week for her play for the Seawolves. The sophomore shortstop went 13-for-22 at the plate (.591) with six runs scored, two triple, three RBIs and eight stolen bases.

Wilmington’s senior utility player Jillian Stafford was also named in the report, being the first name on the others receiving nominations for their play during the week.

The Wildcats resume their two week trip to Florida today against Saint Rose and Southern New Hampshire and Wayne State (Neb.) and Gannon on Friday.