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Fastpitch Northwest alums continue to make headlines in 2017, regionally, nationally and across the border in Canada.

04/19/2017, 1:15pm PDT
By Tom Mauldin

Erica Dick, a senior at North Colorado University, recently earned the College Sports Madness Division I Player of the Week Her performance in the Bears' spring trip to California — .400 average, five runs scored, six RBI with a double and a home run —is a continuation of what she’s done since arriving to Greeley (Colo.) from Idaho four years ago.

Dick is batting .383 and has a school record 118 runs batted in for her career. The former Boise High School standout has a career batting average of .375.

Morgan DeBord, a MaxPreps All-American Freshman team member in 2016, was featured by FloSoftball in early April. 

DeBord, a Glencoe (Ore.) High School sophomore, gained attention at last year’s Fastpitch Northwest Tournament when she clocked a record-setting 2.44 from home to first. 

Here is an excerpt from the article: 

This rising star does it all. When DeBord isn't playing club or high school softball, you can find her playing club or high school volleyball. Oh, and she is running track this year.

DeBord's high school and club coach, Jason Eastman, said if he had to describe her in one word it would be "WINNER!" and added that she is coachable, hardworking and is a fierce competitor with great speed.

Others making headlines this season include:

Sabrina Boyd, a junior at Corban University (Salem, Ore.) was recently named the Cascade Collegiate Player of the Week when she had three wins, including a shutout, in one week. Boyd leads the CCC with a 12-2 record and a 1.48 ERA. Boyd is a junior from Pleasant Hill (Ore.).

Colette Robert, who pitched at New Mexico (9-9 won-loss record) in 2016 and was Oregon’s Softball Athlete of the Year as a senior, was named the Cascade Collegiate Conference’s Pitcher of the Week in tossing a pair of shutouts to lead College of Idaho in the circle. She is a sophomore.

Isabel Womack, a Glencoe (Ore.) senior was honored as the MaxPreps/NFCA National West Player of the Week after pitching four shutouts and striking out 49 batters in 25 innings. One of the victories was a no-hitter. She recently committed to Central Washington University.

Brandi Schoessler. a former Walla High School standout is having an impressive freshman season at Walla Walla Community College. She was recently named NWAC Pitcher of the Week when she won three games and posted a 0.88 ERA.

Sophomore Lexi Tarrow was named West Coast Conference Player of the Week earlier this season when she was five for 11 to lead No. 23 BYU softball to wins over No. 11 Georgia and Louisville at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. She is leading the No. 22-ranked Cougars in hitting (.364, base hits (32) and on base percentage (.462). She prepped at Black Hills in Tumwater (Wash.). 

Savannah Egbert, a former Connell High School (Wash.) standout, was named GNAC Player of the Week when she   was 11 for 16 with eight runs, six RBI, two doubles and a home run to lead Central Washington to a four-game sweep over Concordia. She also was 7 for 7 stealing bases, including a Central record four stolen bases in the first game of a doubleheader.

Jessica Gott, a Puget Sound University junior from Lynwood (Wash.) was been named the Northwest Conference Player of the Week when she hit .583 to lead the Loggers to two wins in three games against Pacific.  Overall, Gott recorded four runs batted in, two runs scored, and a home run in three games. She also recorded 26 put outs in the field. 

Callum Pilgrim, a sophomore at Lindsey Wilson (Ken.), has been invited to train with the Canadian National Softball Team in hopes of winning a roster spot on the team. Pilgrim, from Abbotsford, British Columbia (Can.), was named the Mid-South Conference Freshman of the Year in 2016 after hitting .417. This season, she leads the Blue Raiders in hits (42), runs scored (27), stolen bases (11), doubles (13), and is second in batting average (.379) and on base percentage (.402).

Linfield Wildcats junior center fielder Cheyenne Fletcher (Selah, Wash.) was chosen as Northwest Conference softball position player Student-Athlete of the Week after leading the Wildcats to a sweep of George Fox. This is the second consecutive NWC Student-Athlete of the Week honor for Fletcher after a terrific start to the 2017 season. Fletcher led the Wildcats with seven hits (7-13), two home runs and five RBIs in four games played. With a glossy .500 batting average, Fletcher ranks second among NWC hitters and her three home runs are tied for the conference lead.

Tessa Matthews, a senior from Olympia (Wash.) had a big week for Whitworth to earn NWC honors. Matthews played a huge role in the Pirates' 10-0 week when she batted .469 (15-32), drove in 11 runs and scored six times. She had at least one hit in nine of the ten games and five multi-hit games, going 2-4 and 3-3 in 15-1 and 6-4 wins over Pacific, and 2-4, 2-3, and 2-4 in consecutive 7-4, 10-0, and 7-6 wins over Puget Sound.  She had two and three-RBI games vs. Pacific, and drove in three in the final UPS game.  She also had three walks, a .500 on base percentage, and slugged .531.  The Pirates' starting shortstop, she had only two errors in 41 defensive chances.

Maria Palmegiani, who prepped at Surrey, British Columbia (Can.), and Elizabeth

Murphy, who played for Maple Ridge, British Columbia (Can.) are two of 32 players seeking roster spots on the Canadian Junior National Team. Murphy is a freshman at University of Detroit-Mercy (Mich.), where she leads the team in wins, innings and ERA. As a high school junior, Murphy was a member of the Junior National Team. Palmegiani, also a freshman, is batting .275 for Fort Wayne University (Ind.).


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