Natalie Weber Mashes Her Way to First HCAC Player of the Week Award

Photo courtesy of Renee Knight
Photo courtesy of Renee Knight

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Coming off a huge week at the plate last week, Franklin sophomore catcher Natalie Weber collected the first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Player of the Week award on Monday (Mar. 18) afternoon.

The Shelbyville, Ind.-native was the Grizzlies' driving force on offense over seven games last week, batting .435 with two home runs, 10 RBI and seven runs scored while slugging .913. On Saturday against Capital, Weber pounded Crusader pitching, going 4-for-6 with six runs driven in and four runs score as Franklin went on to sweep the Crusaders. In the opening game of the twin bill, Weber cracked a pair of home runs over the center field wall for her first career multi-homer game. 

The very next day against Alma, Weber closed out the weekend with a 4-for-4 performance in game two, driving in four runs total including the go-ahead two-run triple in the bottom of the sixth inning to send the Grizzlies to a 9-7 victory over the Scots. 

For the year, Weber is hitting .400 with seven runs scored, two homers, 10 RBI, four walks drawn, a .483 on-base percentage and an .840 slugging percentage. Franklin wraps up a six-game homestand this Wednesday (Mar. 20) with two games against St. Mary's (Ind.) starting at 3:30 at Behrens Field in Franklin.