Junior Kiki Stokes was honored for an outstanding opening weekend when she was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Monday. The honor was the first of Stokes’ career.
Stokes set the table for an explosive offense that led the Huskers to a 4-1 record and the Hotel Encanto Invitational title last weekend. Stokes hit .650 in the five games, going 13-for-20 at the plate with one double, two home runs and 10 RBIs out of the leadoff spot in the Husker order. She posted a 1.000 slugging percentage and reached base at a .682 clip.
A native of Olathe, Kan., Stokes hit safely in all five games, including four multi-hit efforts. She also produced three games with multiple RBIs and scored in each of Nebraska’s five games, scoring multiple runs in four contests. Full article here.
She began the weekend going 1-for-3 against Colorado State, and followed that up by batting 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored against New Mexico State. She went 2-for-4 in her next contest against Montana, a game in which Stokes hit her first career grand slam. A 4-for-4 effort against Texas Tech came next, which gave her a career high for hits in a game.
- Recorded her 100th career hit with her final hit of the weekend
- Hit her first career grand slam against Montana
- Collects her first career Player of the Week honor