Ferris State's Lexi Hongisto Chosen As GLIAC Softball Player Of The Week

Ferris State's Lexi Hongisto Chosen As GLIAC Softball Player Of The Week

Big Rapids, Mich. - For the first time in her collegiate career, Ferris State University sophomore Lexi Hongisto (Gladstone) has been chosen as this week's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Softball Player of the Week.

The FSU third baseman had a big weekend for the Bulldogs in a pair of league doubleheaders. Hongisto hit .429 in 14 plate appearances while totaling six hits, six runs scored, eight RBI's and two home runs. She also drew a walk, was hit by a pitch and doubled once for FSU in the four contests. 

Her best game came to end the weekend in a high-scoring 18-13 road loss at Northwood on Saturday when she belted two homers and drove in six runs with three hits and three runs scored. Additionally, she had two hits and scored twice with an RBI in FSU's impressive 15-3 league home win over nationally 23rd-ranked Saginaw Valley State in Friday's second game. 

Hongisto finished the week with a .929 slugging percentage and accounted for 13 total bases with three extra base hits.

Presently, Hongisto ranks as one of the squad's top hitters this season with a .352 batting average in 34 contests. She's compiled a team-best six home runs with a squad-high 16 doubles to date. Hongisto also has registered a team-leading 30 RBI's and has scored 25 runs in 108 at-bats for the Bulldogs date.

Ferris State, which has six regular-season games remaining, returns home to host Walsh on Saturday (April 22) starting at 1 p.m (ET) for a league doubleheader in Big Rapids. FSU then hosts Lake Erie this Sunday (April 23) before closing the regular-season at rival Grand Valley State on April 28th in Allendale.