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Northeast Credit Union Athletes of the Week - McEachern & Johnson

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Release: 03/28/2013
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On the diamond this week, freshman Katie McEachern hit for the cycle for softball while pitcher Michael Johnson earned athlete of the week honors with three wins in Florida for the baseball team.

For their efforts Johnson and McEachern have been named the Northeast Credit Union Athlets of the Week.

Each week, DartmouthSports.com will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as the Northeast Credit Union Athletes of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition.


Katie McEachern (San Diego, Calif.) Fr.,  INF, Softball


McEachern, the Ivy League Co-Player and Rookie of the Week, had an outstanding week. Through seven games she hit .522 (12-of-23) to lead the Big Green. She posted a .826 slugging percentage to go along with a .560 on base percentage and was a perfect 1.000 from the field.The infielder had her best game in Dartmouth’s 8-7 win over Iowa State, becoming the first player in program history and also what’s believed to be the first player and freshman in Ivy League history to hit for the cycle. She opened the game with a single in the first inning, added a home run in the third inning, a double in the fifth and capped the feat with a triple in the seventh. She was 4-of-4 and had three RBI on the day. McEachern also added two hits against Florida Atlantic and Florida Gulf Coast.Currently, McEachern is leading the team in batting average at .386 percent (22-of-57) and has a team-best 22 hits.

Michael Johnson (Georgetown, Mass.) Sr., LH Pitcher, Baseball

Johnson won both of his starts last week during Dartmouth’s spring break trip to Florida. First, he dominated North Dakota State — a team that won 40 games last year — striking out a career-high 12 batters over seven scoreless innings in the 6-0 triumph. Not a single Bison runner advanced past second base, and the southpaw needed just 91 pitches to record 21 outs. Five days later, he extended his scoreless inning streak to 16 when he shut Bradley out for his first five frames on the mound. He did give up two runs in the sixth, but the Big Green had a 5-0 lead at the time and went on to win, 7-4. Johnson finished the game having yielded the two runs on five hits and one walk in six stanzas while striking out six. In his 13 innings for the week, he surrendered 10 hits and two walks while fanning 18.

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