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Walker, Kelder Earn Athlete of the Week Honors

Walker, Kelder Earn Athlete of the Week Honors

The GoBonnies.com Athletes of the Week presented by CPL for the week ending April 4 are softball freshman Grace Walker and baseball redshirt junior Tyler Kelder.

In a four-game series at Joyce Field against George Mason, Walker slashed .714/.833/1.132 for the Bonnies in their first home series since May 2019.

During game one of Friday's doubleheader, the freshman infielder entered in the bottom of the seventh as a pinch hitter with the bases loaded and belted a bases-clearing double. Walker followed that performance by working three walks in game two Friday afternoon.

Walker's weekend continued Saturday when she went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in game one and was 1-for-2 with another double in game two while also earning a pair of walks.

On the year, Walker is batting .571 in seven games played. Walker also leads the Bonnies with four doubles.

Walker was also named A-10 Rookie of the Week for her efforts against the Patriots.

The Bonnies are back in action Saturday, April 10 on the road at Fordham.

Kelder carried a .625 batting average in four games on the road at George Mason last weekend. Also in those four games, Kelder accumulated a .667 on-base percentage and a 1.312 slugging percentage.

Kelder was 10-for-16 in the series with seven extra-base hits, including five doubles and two home runs.

In game one April 2, Kelder went 3-for-5 with three doubles, driving in a run.

In the Bonnies doubleheader Saturday afternoon, Kelder was 5-for-7 combined with two home runs and four runs scored.

Kelder added a pair of doubles in the series finale Sunday afternoon.

Now with 21 career homers, Kelder passed Brian Howell '95 for seventh all-time in the Bonnies record books.

The Bonnies remain on the road as they travel to take on Fordham April 9.