ST. PAUL, Minn. – Sophomore third baseman Amy Klaers (Elk River, Minn.) was selected the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week for her performance in last weekend’s games, as announced by the league office today. Klaers is the first softball player to receive the award for BSU since April 20, 1999.
Klaers went 8-for-13 (.615) in BSU’s four games last weekend, including two doubles, a triple, five runs scored, and four RBI. BSU was a combined 3-1 during the stretch with a sweep over the University of Minnesota, Morris and a split with the University of Mary (N.D.)
In the opening game of the doubleheader versus Mary, BSU battled a 3-3 tie into the home half of the sixth. Klaers stepped in with two-on and two-out to deliver the game-winning RBI single in the 4-3 victory. BSU swept UM-Morris by scores of 12-2 an 15-1 one day earlier.
Klaers is the first BSU player to win a player of the week award this season. She is also the first since April 20, 1999 when BSU swept the awards with pitcher of the week Annie Block and player of the week Kelly Price, a span of nearly eight years.
The sophomore has started all 17 games for the Beavers (4-13) this season, and ranks fourth on the team with a .275 batting average and second on the team with three doubles. Klaers has compiled a .348 on base percentage and a .400 slugging percentage at the plate as well, while ranking second on the team with eight runs scored.
The Beavers are back on the field on Wednesday, April 18, to take on NSIC foe Minnesota State University, Moorhead. The first pitch of the doubleheader is set for 3 p.m.