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March 5, 2013

Behnke and Hintz capture CCIW honors

Junior pitcher Sarah Hintz and sophomore outfielder Laura Behnke have been named CCIW Pitcher and Hitter of the Week, repectively.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The Augustana duo of sophomore outfielder Laura Behnke (St. Francis HS, Roselle, Ill.) and junior pitcher Sarah Hintz (LeRoy HS, LeRoy, Ill.) were named the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Softball Players of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday, March 5.

Behnke batted .429 (9-for-21) with six runs, three triples, four runs batted in and a .630 slugging percentage in helping lead Augustana to a 6-2 record to start the season. She went 3-for-3 with two triples, two runs, and three RBI in a 12-0 victory over Immaculata on February 27. The prior day, she finished 2-for-3 with one run and an RBI in a 2-0 win over Alma.

Hintz went 2-1 during the Vikings trip to Florida. Her lone loss came against Capital on February 25 when she pitched six innings and gave up four unearned runs while striking out eight in a 4-2 loss. Against Alma, she threw a one hit shutout and tallied 12 strikeouts to just one walk. On February 28, she led Augustana to a 5-2 victory over Ferrum, pitching seven innings and striking out nine.

2013 CCIW Softball Players of the Week

Hitter of the Week
Laura Behnke - Augustana (3/5/13)

Bella Masini - Elmhurst (2/26/13)

Pitcher of the Week
Sarah Hintz - Augustana (3/5/13)

Krystina Leazer - Carthage (2/26/13)