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Oldham and Gomez Earn Final NAIA Softball Pitcher and Player of the Week Honors

April 27, 2010
By NAIA National Office

April 27, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ashley Oldham of Texas Wesleyan has been named the NAIA National Softball Pitcher of the Week and Lee’s (Tenn.) Johana Gomez has been tabbed the NAIA National Softball Player of the Week, the National Office announced Tuesday. Oldham and Gomez were selected based on their performances from April 19 - 25. The pair was chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week selections.

Oldham pitched the Lady Rams to their first Red River Athletic Conference regular season championship by posting a 0.40 ERA in 17.1 innings of work last week. In the first of four games, Oldham shut down Bacone (Okla.) with a perfect game en route to a 4-0 win. She fanned five batters and allowed just one ball out of the infield. The senior then closed the week with her 17th shutout, a Texas Wesleyan record, on Senior Day in a 6-0 victory over University of the Southwest (N.M.). Oldham allowed just four hits while striking out eight Mustangs.

A native of Watauga, Texas, Oldham has an 11-4 record, along with four saves, from the circle for a 1.71 ERA in 106.1 innings pitched. Her four saves ranks fourth nationally.

Gomez had nine hits in 12 trips (.750) to the plate in four wins last week for the second-ranked Lady Flames. She blasted four home runs and doubled twice, scored six times and knocked in 10 runs. For the year, Gomez is hitting .509 with 14 homers, 20 doubles and 75 RBI. The senior has only struck out four times in 175 at-bats.

Hailing from Pirito, Venezuela, Gomez ranks among the top-20 nationally in 23 (batting and pitching combined) statistical categories. At the plate, her 89 total hits are tops in the nation, while she is listed second in total bases (155) and RBIs (75).

For a complete listing of all the national statistical leaders, click here.

Pitcher Nominees: Sarah Burns, Belhaven (Miss.); Maria Staton, Ohio Dominican; Brooke Davis, Northwest Christian (Ore.); Brooke Thomas, Union (Tenn.); Anna Smith, Rio Grande (Ohio); Courtney Vincent, William Woods (Mo.); Tori Sizemore, Evangel (Mo.); Kelly Baumert, Morningside (Iowa); Becca Smith, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Rita Kim, Azusa Pacific (Calif.); Alyssa Fleser, Aquinas (Mich.); Libby Munson, Shorter (Ga.); Lauren Fiori, Peru State (Neb.); Kayla Duke, Indiana-Southeast; Kristen Stewart, Webber International (Fla.); Katie Daniel, Shawnee State (Ohio); Mandy Greenberg, Minot State (N.D.); Molly Long, Huntington (Ind.); Cara Russell, Friends (Kan.); Jordan Simmons, Southern Nazarene (Okla.); Jackie Frey, St. Francis (Ill.); Tina Deluca, SUNY – Canton; Kara Besseghini, William Jessup (Calif.).

Player Nominees: Kelly Fougerousse, Mid-Continent (Ky.); Samantha Wolfe, Ohio Dominican; Haley Butler, Texas Wesleyan; Monica Zeringue, Spring Hill (Ala.); Katie Worley, Baker (Kan.); Nicole Ostertag, McKendree (Ill.); Kris Taylor, West Virginia Tech; Kaitlin Bennett, Virginia-Wise; Cat Sidor, Madonna (Mich.); Jody Lantz, Dickinson State (N.D.); Khyia Lewis, William Penn (Iowa); Rachel Miller, Azusa Pacific (Calif.); Brooke Gary, Warner (Fla.); Shana Andres, Indiana-Southeast; Kristen Atzenhoefer, Malone (Ohio); Allie Bartley, Bellevue (Neb.); Concetta Lampugnano, Judson (Ill.); Kim Frazier, Lubbock Christian (Texas); Lindsey Tuter, Ottawa (Kan.); Jessica Slayton, Marian (Ind.); Cameron Way, Concordia (Ore.); Laura Fugate, Concordia (Neb.); Danielle Gomez, Bethany (Calif.).

2010 Composite Award Winners (Pitcher; Player) (Schedule):
Week 1: Anna Maness, Brenau (Ga.); Molly Knight, Asbury (Ky.)
Week 2: Valerie Teter, Columbia (Mo.); Courtney Barber, Faulkner (Ala.)
Week 3: Tory Ferreira, California Baptist; Caitlin Gidcumb, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Week 4: Anyibell Ramirez, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Lateah Lucero, Texas Wesleyan
Week 5: Jennifer Costa, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Jordan Reynolds, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Week 6: Karisa Hendrix, Williams Baptist (Ark.); Ashley Boyd, California Baptist
Week 7: Ashley Oldham, Texas Wesleyan; Johana Gomez, Lee (Tenn.)

Championship Information

NAIA Softball Championship
Sports Rules - Softball