Ridling Honored as Big 12 Player of the Week
IRVING, Texas – For the third-straight week a Jayhawk has been recognized by the conference as Kansas freshman catcher Harli Ridling was named the Big 12 Player of the Week as announced by the league on Tuesday afternoon. It is the first Big 12 weekly honor for Ridling.
The Sentinel, Okla., native led the team with a .480 batting average and 12 hits, six of which were for extra bases, as Kansas went 5-2 last week. She led the team with two doubles, four home runs, two of which drove in game-winning runs, and 11 RBIs for a slugging percentage of 1.040 and an on-base percentage of .519.
Ridling’s fourth long ball of the week proved to be the difference maker and propelled the Jayhawks to a 7-5 upset over No. 8 Kentucky (3/23), the first win versus a nationally-ranked opponent in 2014. She recorded four RBIs against the Wildcats to tie her career high. The rookie also collected three multi-hit games in KU’s seven contests last week.
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