Kevin White, Director of Athletic Communications
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – These days, senior center fielder, Christa Reisinger, doesn’t see many firsts. But Wednesday afternoon, Reisinger’s already crowded trophy case got a little more cramped as she was named Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II Player of the Week for the first time in her career. The southpaw speedster becomes the GLVC’s first honoree since Natalie Lalich of Indianapolis in 2017.
For the week of April 9-15, Truman went 6-0 to run its winning streak to nine games (longest since 2016), and Reisinger was at the forefront of it all. In those six victories, the senior center fielder hit a foolish .750 (12-for-16) with a 1.563 slugging percentage and on-base percentage of .818. Reisinger racked up 15 runs scored, two triples, three home runs, 10 RBI, 25 total bases, five walks, one hit-by-pitch, only one strikeout, and eight stolen bases in eight attempts.
Right now, among the GLVC’s statistical leaders, Reisinger is first in batting average (.576), first in slugging (.958), first in on-base percentage (.630), first in runs scored (56), first in hits (68), first in stolen bases (40), tied for first in home runs (9), and tied for second in triples (5). Taking it up to the national level, the Winfield, Mo. native is first in on-base percentage, first in runs per game (1.51), second in average, third in stolen bases per game (1.08), fourth in total bases (113), fifth in slugging, seventh in hits, and 22nd in triples.
Because of those numbers, Reisinger has already broken four major career marks in the school record book including hits with 313 (old mark was 272), runs with 227 (old mark was 186), triples with 18 (old mark was 15), and stolen bases with 159 (old mark was 153). Also, at .482, the Troy Buchanan product is well on her way to breaking the career batting average record of .432. Aside from those five categories, Reisinger is also second in total bases (486), tied for third in home runs (34), fifth in RBI (127), seventh in at-bats (650), and tied for eighth in doubles (35).
With six regular season games remaining, it’s crunch time as Reisinger and her teammates continue to jockey for a GLVC Tournament berth. Truman is currently in seventh place and the top eight teams will qualify for the league’s event to be held on May 2-4 at the EastSide Centre in East Peoria, Ill. The Bulldogs are at Missouri S&T on Friday with first pitch in game one set for 12 p.m.