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Marinec Named HL Batter of the Week
Jessie Marinec was named the Horizon League Batter of the Week. (Ray Acevedo)
Jessie Marinec was named the Horizon League Batter of the Week. (Ray Acevedo)

Monday, February 28, 2011

Valparaiso sophomore infielder Jessie Marinec (Alsip, Ill./Marist) has been named the Horizon League Batter of the Week after picking up hits in all five games last weekend as the Crusaders won Stetson’s Hatter Classic.  It marks the first weekly honor from the league office for Marinec.

Marinec hit at a .538 clip for the week, going 7-for-13 at the dish while also getting hit by a pair of pitches, good for an on-base percentage of .600.  She opened the tournament with a 2-for-2 game, including a triple, against Charleston Southern, and put the Crusaders on the board first later that day with a second-inning RBI double at Stetson.  In the tournament championship on Sunday against Bethune-Cookman, she helped extend the Crusaders’ half of the second with a single, a frame in which they scored three of their five runs in a 5-2 win.

With the five-game hitting streak, Marinec now has reached base in Valpo’s last eight contests.  She enters this week’s action tied for the team lead with a .400 batting average and a team-best .464 on-base percentage.  Marinec and the rest of the Crusaders return to action tomorrow with a pair of games at UCF, taking on #9/7 Michigan at 1 p.m. CST before facing the host Knights at 3:30 p.m.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler