Wellesley College junior softball player Lindsay Johnson (Sehome) was selected the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week last week.
Johnson went 2-0 with a pair of saves for the Blue. In 17 total innings, she allowed 11 hits and just one earned run while striking out 16 and not issuing a walk. She had complete game wins against Rhode Island and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while getting saves against Eastern Connecticut State and Smith. During the time, opponents hit just .193 against her, and she carried a 0.41 ERA.
Johnson is 4-4 this season with a 2.36 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 50 1/3 innings of work.
FRIDAY COMPLETES 1-2 FINISH FOR DUCKS
University of Oregon track senior Becca Friday (Bellingham) finished second in the women's 1,500 meters on Saturday, April 6, at the Pepsi Team Invitational in Eugene.
Friday turned in a time of 4 minutes, 22.05 seconds, which was less than two seconds behind teammate Jordan Hasay's 4:20.19.
The University of Washington's Annie Moore (Sehome) finished 11th in the women's 800 with a time of 2:17.21 at the meet.
Huskies teammate Shayne Moore (Blaine) finished third in the men's 110 hurdles with a personal-best time of 14.36 seconds. That came a week after he finished fourth at the Stanford Invite in 14.57 seconds.
Shayne was recently featured in a Q&A on the UW Athletics official website. It can be read at gohuskies.com/sports/c-track/spec-rel/040313aaa.html.
FORMER LYNCS SHINING FOR NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE
Northwestern College softball catcher/outfielder Jill Kleinhesselink (Lynden Christian) led the Red Raiders to a 10-2 win over Dakota Wesleyan on April 2, as she went 2 for 2 with a pair of homers and three RBI.
Kleinhesselink is second on the team with a .346 batting average (36 for 104) and owns 14 RBI and a team-high 29 runs scored. The sophomore also has a team-high 31 stolen bases in 35 attempts.
In addition to that, Kleinhesselink is enjoying the reunion with former Lyncs teammate Jordan Biehle. Biehle starts at second base for the Red Raiders.
This is the junior's first year in the infield, after she posted a 1.000 fielding percentage in right field her first two seasons. She has a .933 fielding percentage this year, while she's hitting .286 (20 for 77) with six RBI and 14 runs scored.
Biehle also has been a regular in the Dean's List since arriving at the school, as she nears her degree in Registered Nursing and prepares to continue her studies to become a nurse practitioner.
LOCKER HOLDING DOWN FIRST-TEAM SPOT IN SPRING PRACTICE
Washington State junior Casey Locker (Ferndale) has been working beside Taylor Taliulu at safety on the Cougars' first-team defense during spring football practices.
Locker started all 10 games he appeared in last year, and tied for fifth on the team with 60 tackles. He also had 11/2 tackles for loss, an interception and a recovered fumble.
The Cougars' annual Crimson and Gray Game will be held at 2 p.m. on April 20 at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane and is scheduled to be televised on the Pac-12 Network.
STEINBERG SIGNS WITH WESTERN OREGON
Brooke Steinberg (Bellingham/Whatcom Community College) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play women's soccer for Western Oregon University next fall.
Steinberg, a 5-foot-9 defender, scored three goals and had two assists for the Orcas last fall.
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