Midwestern State's Courtney Bingham and Kristina Gutierrez garnered Lone Star Conference North Division Player of the Week honors Wednesday afternoon when the league announced its weekly awards.
Bingham garnered top hitting honors hits .463 with a double, four triples and a homer to drive in a team-high 15 runs to lead the Mustangs to the best start in program history at 11-1.
The sophomore from Arlington was named MVP of the Texas A&M-Kingsville Invitational hitting .500 with 10 RBIs to help MSU to a 5-1 showing last weekend as she became just the third player in school history to hit two triples in a single game.
Bingham also drew five walks to amass a .522 on-base percentage and has collected hits in 10 of MSU's 12 games this season.
Gutierrez gained top pitching honors after posting a perfect 5-0 mark with a 1.47 ERA including a pair of shutouts against Southeastern Oklahoma and Southern Arkansas.
The senior from Pearland has allowed just seven runs and 25 hits in 33 1/3 innings and has been exceptional in the strike zone.
Gutierrez posted 48 strikeouts and walked just two batters while limiting the opposition to a .207 batting average.
Midwestern State kicks off its home schedule by playing to the first of three invitationals this season at Mustangs Park.
The Mustangs, who moved up eleven spots to #12 in the latest NFCA Division II poll, battle Texas Woman's University and Eastern New Mexico Friday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively then close the tournament against Missouri Southern and Drury on Sunday.