Marion alum Kayla Lucas named NAIA Softball Player of the Week of April 12-19

CONWAY (Log Cabin Democrat) - Central Baptist College's Kayla Lucas has been named the NAIA National Softball Player of the Week.

Lucas, a senior third baseman from Marion, led Central Baptist offensively during an 8-0 week. The fifth-ranked Mustangs defeated teams such as No. 8 Oklahoma City and No. 24 Columbia (Mo.).

From the plate, she batted .591 (13-for-22), including 10 extra-base hits (six home runs and four doubles). She compiled 22 RBI, scored 15 times and had nine walks. In the 6-1 road win at Oklahoma City on April 15, she smashed a grand slam in the top of the eighth inning.

Overall, she posted five games with multi-hits, including a 3-for-3 effort in the 8-0 victory against Bacone.

Lucas ranks first  in the NAIA in total RBIs (63), third in total home runs (16), fourth in runs scored (60) and total bases (134) and fifth in total hits (70).