Juniors Tara Oltman and Renae Sinkler of the Creighton softball team have been honored by the Missouri Valley Conference as the league’s Pitcher and Player of the Week, respectively.
Oltman hurled a no-hitter and twice shutout 24th-ranked Southern Illinois last week, while Sinkler (who shares her honor with Illinois State’s Abby Olson) was 7-for-14 with three home runs for the first-place Bluejays.
Sinkler led the team with a .500 average last week, going 7-for-14 against the top competition in the MVC. The Lincoln Northeast graduate smashed three home runs and had four RBI in her five games last week, while she scored three runs and was intentionally walked twice because of her hot bat. Her solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning last Wednesday provided the winning run in a 2-1 over Drake, before the Bulldogs intentionally walked her twice in the second game of the doubleheader.