Rutkowski registered at least one hit and scored at least one run in each of the Crusaders’ four games, extending her season-opening hitting and run-scoring streaks to five games each. She went 7-for-13 (.538) with five runs scored, four RBIs and three doubles on the weekend. The sophomore had a 3-for-3 effort against host Tennessee State, scoring the game-tying run in the eventual Crusader win. She followed on Sunday with a 2-for-2 game and two runs scored versus Indiana State, and closed tournament action with a three-RBI performance against Alabama A&M.
Rutkowski became the third Crusader already this year to earn league weekly honors, joining Kelsey Phalen (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) and Shaleigh Jansen (Ottawa, Ill./Ottawa Township), who were named Horizon League Batter and Pitcher of the Week on February 15. The Crusaders continue spring play Tuesday at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla. against Dayton and Holy Cross.