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Notre Dame’s Katey Haus and Florida State’s Lacey Waldrop receive recognition
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Notre Dame third basemen Katey Haus has been named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week, while Florida State’s Lacey Waldrop earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors.
Haus led all Notre Dame hitters with a .625 batting average (10-for-16) during the team’s 4-1 opening weekend at the So Cal Collegiate Classic. Haus also paced all Irish players in home runs (3), RBI (8), slugging percentage (1.250), on-base percentage (.667) and total bases (20). The senior third baseman opened 2015 with a base hit in Notre Dame’s 3-1 win over Utah on Feb. 6. In the nightcap against No. 6/7 UCLA, she added one hit and scored a crucial run during Notre Dame’s six-run seventh inning rally that helped down the host Bruins 8-4. Haus opened up the offense on Feb. 7, going a perfect 3-for-3 with a home run, five RBI, a walk and two runs scored against Northwestern State. Her first inning grand slam with two outs provided the ultimate winning runs for Notre Dame. She added a 2-for-4 output with an RBI double later in the night against host Cal State Fullerton. Haus enjoyed her second perfect hitting day of the tournament on Feb. 8, going a perfect 3-for-3 with two solo home runs and a walk drawn in a win over Cal State Fullerton. In only 16 at-bats this season, Haus equaled her 2014 total of three home runs that was established in 165 at-bats.
Waldrop dominated from the circle in two games of the Renegade Classic, earning victories over No. 6 Kentucky and Georgia Southern. Against the nationally ranked Wildcats, the Chester, Va., native recorded 12 strikeouts and allowed just four hits and one walk in the complete game victory. A fielding error that would have ended the game in a shutout allowed Kentucky to plate two unearned runs in the seventh. She had limited UK to only three baserunners over the first six innings and had retired 14 in a row. Waldrop was unhittable versus Georgia Southern as the senior pitcher earned her sixth career no-hitter, allowing only five baserunners on two hit-by-pitches and three walks. She posted 12 strikeouts for the second consecutive game in just 6.0 innings of work. Her pair of 12-strikeout performances are just the sixth and seventh time in her career that she has recorded 12 or more strikeouts in a game.