Louisville's Maggie Ruckenbrod named BIG EAST Player of the Week

Louisville's Maggie Ruckenbrod named BIG EAST Player of the Week

Louisville's Maggie Ruckenbrod named BIG EAST Player of the Week

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by NEWS RELEASE

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 18 at 6:27 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (NEWS RELEASE) -- Junior catcher Maggie Ruckenbrod of Louisville was selected BIG EAST Softball Player of the Week in the sixth weekly awards of the 2013 campaign.

Ruckenbrod (St. Louis, Mo.) helped lead the No. 11 Cardinals (23-3) to a 3-0 performance on the week. The junior batted .500 (5 for 10) with two home runs, and a double, three runs and five RBI. She posted a 1.200 slugging percentage and a .583 on-base percentage.

Ruckenbrod had at least one hit and one RBI in each game and hit a walk-off, two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to break a 2-2 tie against No. 24 North Carolina. She also went 3 for 3 with a home run, two runs and two RBIs in the 7-2 win over in-state rival Western Kentucky.

Defensively, Ruckenbrod caught two runners stealing in as many attempts and picked off one runner to improve her season total to six pickoffs.

 

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