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Lehman named Crossroads League Player of the Week

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Huntington University freshman Casey Lehman had a banner week and for her efforts was named the Crossroads League Player of the Week for the week of May 1, 2017, as announced earlier this afternoon.

The rookie catcher hit for the cycle in HU’s 15-2 win over Spring Arbor on Saturday. She blasted her first pitch over the left-field fence in the top of the first to start HU’s scoring extravaganza. Her double came in the second on a shot up the middle.

Lehman would go on to knock in run in the third with a single into the gap in right-center and topped off her historic outing by tripling in three runs in the fourth. Lehman picked up where she left off in the nightcap against SAU, posting three hits, which included her second dinger of the day, and an RBI to wrap up the week.

For the week, Lehman batted .667 by going 16-for-24, eight for extra bases, to help guide the Foresters to six wins. She drove in eight runs and scored nine times in addition to logging two stolen bases.  

Lehman currently ranks in the top ten among her league peers in seven different offensive categories which includes ranking sixth in batting average (.417), fourth in slugging percentage (.625), sixth in hits per game (1.33), eighth in runs batted in (34), second in doubles (18), first in triples (3) and second in total bases per game (2.0).

The Foresters (29-16-1, 24-12) are currently riding a nine-game win streak heading into the Crossroads League Tournament slated to begin on Wednesday at top-seeded Marian University. HU enters the tourney as the #4 seed and will face #5th-seeded Grace College at noon.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.