NATCHITOCHES – The hottest bat in the Northwestern State lineup this past weekend, Airline High School product Makenzie Chaffin, was named Southland Conference Hitter of the Week on Monday.
Chaffin, a junior outfielder, helped the Lady Demons (11-7) to an undefeated Natchitoches Historic Development District Lady Demon Classic weekend by going 7-for-11 (.636) at the plate with a pair of home runs, two RBIs and a 1.182 slugging percentage.
On top of her seven hits, she walked twice and stole a pair of bases allowing her to tie for the team lead on the weekend with five runs scored.
Chaffin had two different 3-for-3 performances at the plate, one each against Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Jackson State, as the Demons as a team pounded out 32 hits and scored 24 runs in their four wins.
The Bossier City native hit her first home run of the season, a no-doubter, to right as part of NSU’s run-rule win over Jackson State on Saturday night. She followed with her second dinger of the season against the Tigers on Sunday afternoon to help secure the 6-1 win and perfect weekend for the team.
Chaffin is second on the team with a .353 batting average and is tied for the lead with a .490 slugging percentage, while also leading the team with four sacrifice hits this season, showing her versatility with the bat. She was a third-team All-Southland selection last season on track to graduate this spring.