SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) has announced the softball player and pitcher-of-the-week for contests played April 26-May 2, 2021. Midland University’s Aliyah Rincon and Katlin Anders were honored by the league office for their play in the final week of the regular season as they helped the Warriors clinch the GPAC Regular Season Championship. With the regular season title, Midland has earned a berth into the NAIA National Championship later this month.
Rincon, a freshman from Granada Hills, California, picked up four wins this week in the circle for Midland as they secured the regular season conference title. She had a pair of wins in the Warriors’ sweep of No. 11-ranked Morningside, going 9.0 innings with 7 strikeouts and just one walk. For the week, she pitched 23.0 innings, struck out 14 batters, walked 2, and had a 2.74 earned run average. This season she is 19-2 with a 2.63 ERA.
Anders, a graduate student from Corona, California, had a monster week as Midland clinched the GPAC Regular Season Title. She had his in all 6 games, including multiple hits in 4 contests. She went a combined 14-for-25 (.560) with 5 doubles, 2 home runs, 11 runs scored, and 13 runs batted in at the plate. She had 25 total bases this week and had a slugging percentage of 1.000. This season she has 18 multi-hit games and has driven in 43 runs while hitting .394 with a .735 slugging percentage.