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Chelsea Thomas is NOT the National Player of the Week. Another pitcher is.

This is DISRESPECT complete ignorance on the part of the voters/selectors of this award.

Consider the performances of Pitcher A (who won the award this afternoon), who earned her statistics against the likes of Big Ten bottom-dwellers Ohio State and Wisconsin -- they're literally the two worst teams in the B1G -- and Pitcher B, who... did not. (Note: This does not include Pitcher A's save earned against the fastpitch juggernaut that is Indiana State from this week.)

Pitcher A Category Pitcher B
.407 Opponents' Winning Pct. .622
.219 Opponents' Conf. Winning Pct. .500
.262 Opponents' Season Batting Avg. .289
.151 Opponents' Batting Avg. last week .188
~5.60 Opp. Hitters' Season K's/7IP ~5.61
13.84 Opp. Hitters' K's/7IP last week 12.83
1.67 Pitcher's ERA last weekend 0.58

As you undoubtedly can figure out, Pitcher A is Indiana's Morgan Melloh - a fine pitcher, just not the nation's best from last week, considering the competition - and Pitcher B is someone with an intense staredown in the direction of the ASA national HQ in Oklahoma City.

UPDATE: The table has been corrected to fix mathematical errors on K/7IP, and also to add in both pitchers' non-conference performances (i.e. every pitch they threw) last week.

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