Potratz named IIAC Athlete of the Week

Tieryn Potratz
Tieryn Potratz

INDIANOLA - Tieryn Potratz hit four home runs and slugged 1.143 on her way to earning Iowa Conference Athlete of the Week honors for the period ending March 13, 2011.

Potratz, a sophomore from Fort Dodge, Iowa, slugged her way into the Simpson record books by becoming the program's career home run leader. After tying the program's single-season mark with eight long balls as a freshman, she already has seven this year, breaking the record of 13 set by Michelle Montgomery from 2001-04.

Her record-setting shot was a solo blast in the sixth inning of a 7-1 win over Carthage on Sunday.

In six games last week, the criminal justice and sociology major hit .476 with two doubles and 11 RBI. The Storm finished the week with a 5-1 mark at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla.

Potratz's week was highlighted by a 3-for-4 performance in a 15-0, 5-inning win over Beloit where she hit two home runs in the first inning, later added a double, and drove in five. She also hit home runs against Carthage and Endicott, both on March 13. She ended up driving in five against Endicott.

Iowa Conference Release