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And the winner is...MN Softball Hub Top Performer revealed

By Matt Bigelow, SportsEngine, 05/15/18, 9:45PM CDT


See who was selected as the top performer from May 7-12.

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Athletes are considered for the top performer poll only if their stats are entered on the MN Softball Hub by 10 a.m. on Sundays. If any coaches or members of their coaching staff would like to be set up to enter stats, please email mnhubs@sportngin.com.

Fans' Choice for Top Performer

Sarah Hudson, Buffalo: Hudson's productive senior season continued last week, as she recorded 15 RBI in five games. Hudson got the week started by batting 3-for-3 with a home run and five RBI in a May 7 win over Brainerd. In a doubleheader split with St. Michael-Albertville the next day, Hudson was 4-for-5 and drove in eight runs.

Top performer candidates

Lauren Pederson, Moose Lake-Willow River: Pederson has been a force for the Rebels this season, and she’s become one of the state’s leaders in home runs (7) and slugging percentage (.959). The senior infielder went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk and two RBI in a 9-7 win over Mora on May 8. She then batted 3-for-4 with two home runs, a stolen base, two runs scored and five RBI in a loss to Virginia three days later.

Abigail Lien, Eastview: Lien was a driving force behind Eastview’s five-win week, in which she recorded at least one RBI and one run in each game. The senior catcher/infielder went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a May 7 doubleheader sweep of Burnsville. She added another home run, two more runs scored and two more RBI in a win over Apple Valley the next day. Lien saved perhaps her best for a May 9 win over Lakeville South. She finished 3-for-4 at the plate and had a double, three RBI, three stolen bases and two runs scored.

Annabelle Schutte, St. Louis Park: Schutte has been a bright spot for the Orioles all season and had her share of strong performances last week. The senior pitcher struck out 19 batters over seven shutout innings to get a May 12 win over Barnum. Schutte also batted 2-for-4 with an RBI in the victory. She struck out 11 while giving up three runs in a loss to Richfield on May 7 and didn’t allow an earned run in six innings in a win over Chaska two days later.

Abbey Gapinski, Rochester Lourdes: The senior pitcher didn’t allow a hit in five innings in the Eagles' May 7 win over Rochester Century. Two days later, she allowed just two runs on four hits while striking out four in a 3-2 win over Zumbrota-Mazeppa. She then allowed five hits and one earned run in a win over Kasson-Mantorville on May 10.

*Stats and records as of May 14

MN Softball Hub polls are for entertainment purposes only. 

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