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Former Timber Creek softball standout named Division II National Player of the Week

Timber Creek’s Caitlyn Curlee hits a home run against Keller earlier this season.
Timber Creek’s Caitlyn Curlee hits a home run against Keller earlier this season. Courtesy photo

Former Timber Creek standout Caitlyn Curlee, a sophomore at Southern Nazarene, was named 2019 Louisville/Slugger NFCA Division II National Player of the Week honorees for games played April 8-14.

Curlee hit 6 home runs, including 3 during a conference game at Southwestern Oklahoma State. She set single-game program records with 3 HRs as well as 8 RBI in the 19-5 victory.

Curlee, who was also selected conference hitter of the week, homered in the other three games and finished the weekend 9 for 15 with a double, 12 RBI, 9 runs scored and a 1.867 slugging percentage.

She has 8 home runs in the past 8 games.

A 2-time all-state player at Timber Creek, Curlee was voted District MVP as a senior in 2017 with team highs .578 BA and 41 RBI in the regular season, and finished with school-record 61 hits.

Curlee started in all 56 games as a freshman with SNU last season. She was named to the conference all-tournament team and finished the year with a .283 BA, 9 HRs, 51 hits, 42 RBI and 18 runs scored.

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.


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