|Posted April 17, 2008|
Tyler voted Athlete of the Week for Apr. 17, 2008
The 2008 ThunderWolves' softball season has been an up and down affair. The Pack, currently at 19-20 on the season, have had strings where they were dominant, and other strings where they were anything but.
But there has been one constant to the Pack's 2008 campaign - shortstop Janine Tyler is going to get on base, steal some bases and score some runs.
Last weekend, in RMAC "pod" play at Adams State College in Alamosa, Tyler upped the ante beyond her normally consistent play. From the leadoff position, Tyler hit three home runs in 14 at bats over four games against UC-Colorado Springs and Colorado School of Mines. Against UCCS Saturday, she slammed two dingers, including a leadoff home run to start off the game. Throughout the weekend, she hit .500, stole three bases, knocked in seven runners and scored seven runs.
Her weekend just extended what is becoming one of the finest individual careers in the history of CSU-Pueblo softball. She is two steals away from breaking a school record for most steals in a season (She's currently at 20 in 2008), and tied the school record for most hits in a game when she logged five hits against Mesa State Mar. 30. She already holds the mark most triples in a career (9) and broke the school record for most triples in a season last year.
And most importantly, through Tyler's effort, she helped the Pack to split the four games last weekend, keeping them in line for the final playoff spot in the RMAC.
For playing even further outside of her normally great abilities, the visitors to GoThunderWolves.com saw it fit to vote Tyler the CSU-Pueblo Athlete of the Week for April 17, 2008.
A NEW ATHLETE OF THE WEEK POLL WILL BE POSTED EVERY MONDAY THROUGH THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR! TO VOTE, VISIT THE FRONT PAGE OF THE THUNDERWOLVES WEBSITE AT http://www.gothunderwolves.com/.
The final vote:
Women's Golf (Finished third at CSUP Invite) (181)
Jamie Raun, Women's Tennis (Went 6-2 in eight matches) (41) 8%
Janine Tyler, Softball (Hit .500 with 3 HRs in four games) (253) 50%
Mike Sanchez, Baseball (Hit .667 vs. Highlands) (25) 5%