Micka Named WAC Hitter of the Week

DENVER Nevada’s Noelle Micka and Louisiana Tech’s Krissi Oliver have been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. This is the first honor this season for Micka and Oliver.

Micka, a freshman utility player from Garden Grove, Calif. (Pacific HS), batted .462 in five games as Nevada won the National Invitational Softball Tournament hosted by San Jose State. Micka had two doubles, two home runs, five runs and nine RBI over the weekend for the Wolf Pack. She recorded a slugging percentage of 1.000 and an on-base percentage of .563. She drew two walks, did not strike out and did not commit an error defensively. She blasted a two-run homer in a 4-3 win over Northern Iowa. Her other home run was a three-run shot in a 9-1 win over Boston College.

Oliver, a junior from Glendale, Ariz. (Ironwood), recorded a 2-1 mark on the week. Oliver registered a 1.05 earned run average allowing three earned runs in 20.0 innings of work. She allowed 19 hits and only two walks while striking out 10 batters on the week. Oliver pitched a complete-game two-hit shutout in a 1-0 victory over Northwestern State. She then pitched a complete-game win over Charleston Southern Saturday, allowing one earned run on seven hits while striking out five. She took the loss to 18th-ranked Mississippi State despite giving up only two earned runs on 10 hits in 7.0 innings of action.

Other hitter of the week nominees included: Haley Perkins of Fresno State hit .333 with six hits, leading the Bulldogs to a 5-1 record ... Kate Robinson of Hawaii hit .529 with four RBI ... Krissi Oliver of Louisiana Tech hit .357 for the Lady Techsters with five hits, including two doubles and six RBI ... Kristi Randall of New Mexico State hit .412 with seven hits and seven RBI last week as the Aggies won four games ... Brittany McConnell of San Jose State hit .391 with nine hits and two home runs ... Kayla Dunn of Utah State hit .500 with four hits as the Aggies went 1-2 against Colorado State last week.

Other pitcher of the week nominees included: Morgan Mellow of Fresno State went 3-1 and recorded her third save ... Kate Robinson of Hawaii went 2-0 with a 1.14 ERA in 12.1 innings ... Jordan McPherson of Nevada went 1-1 as the Wolf Pack won the NIST ... Kim Watson of New Mexico State went 3-2 with a 1.11 ERA at the UNLV Tournament.



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