Manchester University senior infielder Laurren Ladwig (Crown Point, Ind.) was recognized across various associations for a big week at the plate during a Florida spring break trip March 19-25.
She was tabbed the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's Hitter of the Week and the Fastpitch News' and National Fastpitch Coaches Association's Division III Hitter of the Week. Ladwig hit a stratospheric .625 and tallied a 1.583 slugging percentage with 15 hits, 13 runs scored, seven home runs, two doubles, and 15 RBI to lead Manchester University to a 5-5 record during the Sunshine State sojourn. The remarkable story behind her numbers didn't stop there, as the Spartans' smasher tied her single-season program record (11) for round-trippers in just 14 games and went over the 100-RBI mark for her career while taking over the lead in NCAA Division III for home runs per game (.76). The Crown Point native also turned in a top-notch glove, producing a perfect fielding percentage with 18 put outs and eight assists.
Ladwig and the Black and Gold (7-9) are scheduled to return to the diamond Thursday, March 29, for a 3 p.m. doubleheader at Hope College in Holland, Mich.