Reisinger named GLVC Player of the Week


INDIANAPOLIS - Another week, another honor for Truman softball's sophomore center fielder, Christa Reisinger. Monday, Reisinger, was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week for the second time in her career after finishing up a six-game stretch in which she hit a blistering .650 with 13 hits in her 20 at-bats.

"Christa did a great job making things happen for us this week," said head coach, Erin Brown. "We faced some tough competition and she played a key role in our success. When she gets on base, we have a great chance to score and she works hard to be the best she can be each day."

Monday marks the second time this season that the Bulldogs have earned weekly honors as they swept both Player and Pitcher of the Week recognition back on March 6 with Lex Van Nostrand and Lauren Dale. For Reisinger, she was last given such weekly praise when she was a freshman on March 21, 2016 after hitting .471 in a four-game span. But this time, her numbers were even better and much like a fine wine, the Winfield, Mo. native has gotten better with time.

While the Purple and White went 4-2 this past week in a trio of GLVC doubleheaders, Reisinger was hitting an out-of-this-world .650 with nine runs scored, three doubles, four RBI, 16 total bases, an .800 slugging percentage, three walks, a .667 on-base percentage, four stolen bases in six attempts, and a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in nine chances.

The Troy Buchanan High School product started her week with a perfect 4-for-4 performance in game one against arch-rival Quincy on Tuesday. That game, the defending GLVC Freshman of the Year scored three times and doubled twice. In fact, she wasn't retired at all in the Quincy doubleheader as she went 5-for-5 with a pair of walks.

Reisinger kept things rolling the following Saturday as she went 6-for-8 in the two games at Missouri-St. Louis. That twinbill, Reisinger scored three times, brought in two and notched a double as well. Rounding out the week, the left-handed hitter led the Bulldogs to a sweep of Maryville on Sunday by going 2-for-4 in the second game with a stolen base.

Among the best players in the league, Reisinger is now first in batting average (.530), first in runs scored (55), first in hits (79), first in walks (22), first in stolen bases (29), second in on-base percentage (.589), tied for second in doubles (12), and tied for fourth in slugging percentage (.698). Nationally, it gets even better as No. 2 is first in hits, second in average, fourth in on-base percentage, seventh in runs per game (1.25), and 12th in total bases (104).

Reisinger and the Bulldogs will host William Jewell in a doubleheader on Friday and Rockhurst for a double dip on Saturday. Game one on both days is set to begin at 12 p.m.

Courtesy of Truman State Athletics

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