Howard Payne Lady Jacket senior third baseman Celina Ortiz on Wednesday was selected American Southwest Conference Co-Hitter of the Week. Ortiz shared the honor with LeTourneau senior utility player Rachel Gauspohl.
In three games — a doubleheader sweep of Schreiner and a loss at Texas Wesleyan — last week, Ortiz was 8 for 10 at the plate with a home run, double, four RBIs, two walks and no strikeouts.
Against Texas Wesleyan, Ortiz finished 3 for 4 and in the twin bill with Schreiner she was 5 for 6. Ortiz — a graduate of Fort Worth Southwest High School and a transfer from Texas Women’s University — posted an .800 batting average, .833 on-base percentage and 1.200 slugging percentage during the week.
The Lady Jackets (3-2) open their ASC schedule this weekend with a three-game series at Ozarks. Howard Payne and Ozarks will play a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Friday with the series finale to follow at 11 a.m. Saturday.