Tuttle Tabbed Fastpitch News DIII Player-of-the-Week

Photo by: Russell Maddrey
Photo by: Russell Maddrey

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. - Junior outfielder Brittany Tuttle has been named the NCAA DIII National Player-of-the-Week by Fastpitch News, just a day after being named Player-of-the-Week by the Southern Athletic Association (SAA). 

Tuttle, a Snellville, Ga. native, was 2-for-4 at the plate, with four RBIs, three runs scored and two stolen bases in Berry's season-opener. Her two-run homer in the top of the second inning also gave Berry the 3-2 lead, opening up scoring for the Vikings. In game two against the Huntingdon Hawks, Tuttle was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate, scoring two runs and adding another two stolen bases in the contest.

On Sunday, Berry remained undefeated, sweeping Piedmont College 5-2 and 8-0. Tuttle hit 2-for-3 at the plate in the first game, scoring one run and adding three more stolen bases. She finished the week hitting 2-for-2 in the second game against the Lions, scoring twice in the outing.

On the week, Tuttle was 9-for-12 at the plate, hitting a team-high .750. She added one homerun, knocked in four RBIs, scored eight times and stole seven bases. She also posted a .769 on base percentage, as well as 1.000 slugging percentage. Defensively, she posted a 1.000 fielding percentage in center field for the Vikings. Tuttle currently tops the conference in batting average, home runs and stolen bases as well. 

The Vikings are back in action on Friday when they will host No. 7 Texas Lutheran University.