TIFFIN, Ohio—Heidelberg University senior first baseman Bessie Artino (Bellevue) has been named Ohio Athletic Conference softball hitter of the week, announced today by the league office. Artino batted .333 (7-for-21) over a six-game stretch with one double, three home runs and nine runs batted-in. She also scored three times and boasted a slugging percentage of .810.
The honor comes on the same day that she will play her last two games in the Tri-Color. Heidelberg closes its 2012 season tonight with a non-conference doubleheader against The College of Wooster.
This season, Artino leads the team in hitting (.402), hits (51), doubles (13), home runs (eight), RBI (48), slugging percentage (.693) and on-base percentage (.433). She also already broke the school single-season record for RBI and is four hits shy of tying her own single-season record of 55, set in 2011.