Erin Duewel had a career-high three hits and four RBI as the Bears took Sunday's game from Indiana State, 9-5.
Honors -Missouri State Athletic Director's Honor Roll
-MVC Honor Roll (2013)
At Missouri State
Van Es will be looked upon to carry a large load of the pitching duties in her second year at MSU.
Van Es made 16 appearances in the circle and received 12 starts ... led the staff with the lowest opponent batting average with two outs (.261), the fewest walks per game (2.19) and the best strikeout-to-walk ratio (1.3) ... fanned 28 batters on the season including at least one punchout in 13 of her 16 outings ... struck out her first career batter to end the third inning, stranding a runner on base, at Kennesaw State (Feb. 8) ... racked up a season-high four strikeouts in a complete game outing against Lipscomb (Feb. 22) ... gave up just four bases on balls in 17.1 innings pitched in MVC play and did not allow a free pass over the final 10.2 conference innings tossed over a three-outing span ... went 3-0 in conference and ended the season 4-2 in her last six decisions.
Van Es was a standout pitcher for Pottsville High for four seasons ... led her team to the state title game as a senior ... was an all-state and all-conference selection while going 23-5 with a 0.78 ERA, a perfect game and five no-hitters her senior campaign ... as a junior, she hurled an 18 strikeout perfect game, two no-hitters and three one-hitters while averaging 13 strikeouts for the season ... was named to the all-state and all-conference teams in leading her team to the semifinals of the state tournament ... could also hit, earning the 2011 Outstanding Hitter Award and was named the top junior by the conference coaches ... as a sophomore, she earned all-conference accolades after taking the most RBI's award for the second-straight season ... won the golden glove award after leading her team to the state semifinals ... in 2009, she earned all-conference honors and took home the silver bat award ... also played basketball at Pottsville High.
Sarah Jessie Van Es is the daughter of Kellie and Kevin Van Es ... born December 24, 1993, in Russellville, Ark. ... has one brother, A.J. ... is a sport administration major at Missouri State.