Karnes, a senior from Roanoke, Va., went 3-0 in three starts to garner her second ODAC weekly honor of the season. All three victories were on the road with two coming at nationally ninth-ranked Randolph-Macon and #10 Virginia Wesleyan. Karnes opened with a complete game three-hit shutout at Averett in a 10-0 Maroons' triumph in six innings. She walked two Cougars and registered eight strikeouts, her most since striking out 11 batters in her first start of the season against Concordia-Chicago. She faced two batters over the minimum and needed 96 pitches (65 strikes) to complete the effort. Karnes worked all eight innings to registered a second complete game in a 4-3 triumph at Randolph-Macon. She surrendered three runs (2 earned) on seven hits. She walked one and struck out three. Seventy-four of her 111 pitches went for strikes as she limited the Yellow Jackets to just one extra-base hit. After giving up two runs before recording an out in the first inning, she settled down to not allow a run or more than one baserunner in any inning until the tiebreaker runner came around in the eighth inning. Karnes capped her week with a third complete game in a 9-1 triumph at Virginia Wesleyan in six innings. She gave up one run on six hits. She did not walk a batter and fanned a pair. She registered eight ground ball outs and benefitted from one double play. Fifty-nine of her 93 pitches went for strikes. For the season, Karnes is 7-3 in 12 appearances including 10 starts. In 77.2 innings in the circle, she has allowed 16 runs (14 earned) on 53 hits with 56 strikeouts. She leads the ODAC with a 1.26 ERA. Opponents are hitting just .196 against her, third-best in the conference.
MACKENZIE CAUTHORN | BRIDGEWATER
Fy. | Tappahannock, Va.
- 2 runs on 3 hits with 1 walk and 2 K's in 3.0 innings of relief to earn a save in a 7-4 win at Eastern Mennonite
- 1 run on 5 hits with 3 walks and 7 K's in 7.0 innings to earn a 3-1 win over Averett
NATALYE GRAHAM | EASTERN MENNONITE
So. | Churchville, Va.
- 7 runs (4 earned) on 9 hits with 1 walk and 5 K's in 7.0 innings in a 7-4 loss to Bridgewater
- 1 run on 1 hit with 3 walks and 1 K in 2.0 innings of relief towards a no-decision in a 9-4 loss to Bridgewater
- 2 runs on 6 hits with 2 walks and a career-high 12 K's in 7.0 innings to earn a 5-2 win at Ferrum
- 0 runs on 1 hit with 2 K's in 2.0 innings of relief to earn a save in a 5-1 win over Ferrum
- 3 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits with 3 walks and 1 K in 4.0 innings in a 8-0 loss at Lynchburg
KAILEY DORCSIS | LYNCHBURG
So. | Chesapeake, Va.
- 3 runs on 8 hits with 1 walks and 5 K's in 5.1 innings towards a no-decision in a 5-4 loss to #9 Randolph-Macon
- 0 runs on 2 hits with 1 walk and 4 K's in 6.0 innings to earn an 8-0 win over Eastern Mennonite in 6 innings
GRACIE ELLIS | RANDOLPH-MACON
So. | New Kent, Va.
- 4 runs (1 earned) on 6 hits with 1 walk and 6 K's in 7.0 innings to earn a 5-4 win at Lynchburg
- 4 runs (3 earned) on 8 hits with 0 walks and 7 K's in 8.0 innings in a 4-3 loss to Roanoke in 8 innings
- 1 unearned run on 1 hit with 0 walks and 9 K's in 8.0 innings to earn a 2-1 win over Randolph in 8 innings
- 0 runs on 1 hit with 1 K in 1.1 innings of relief to earn a save in a 5-4 win over Randolph
KAYLA STEPHENSON | SHENANDOAH
Jr. | Fredericksburg, Va.
- 4 runs (3 earned) on 9 hits with 3 walks and 3 K's in 5.0 innings in a 4-0 loss at Randolph
- 2 runs on 4 hits with 1 walk and 3 K's in 7.0 innings to earn a 5-2 win over Averett
- 0 runs on 0 hits with 1 K in 1.0 innings of relief to earn a save in a 3-2 win over Averett
- 3 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits with 3 walks and 2 K's in 7.0 innings to earn a 6-3 win over Guilford
- 0 runs on 0 hits in 1.0 innings of relief to earn a save in a 5-2 win over Guilford
LAUREN BIBLE | VIRGINIA WESLEYAN
So. | Danville, Calif.
- 0 runs on 4 hits with 3 K's in 4.0 innings of relief to earn a 4-1 win over Randolph
- 0 runs on 6 hits with 2 K's in 4.0 innings of relief to earn a 6-1 win over Roanoke