Northwestern and Dordt player honored by GPAC

April 24, 2018

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Tanner Ortlund of Northwestern is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports pitcher-of-the-week. Ortlund, a senior from Indianola, Iowa, played an instrumental role in the Red Raiders 5-1 record last week. The senior closer earned four saves in four opportunities, giving up just one unearned run in 3.1 innings pitched. Ortlund struck out five and did not give up a walk. He saved both games against Mount Marty and also picked up a save in victories over Hastings and Dakota Wesleyan as the Red Raiders moved into first place in the current conference standings.

Rachel Evavold of Dordt is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports softball player-of-the-week. Evavold, a sophomore from Bloomington, innesota, had a slugging percentage of 1.071 on the week. Out of her nine total hits in 14 attempts, four of her hits were of the extra base variety. In addition, she was 1-1 on the mound with a 1.08 earned run average in 13 innings.