Page crushes grand slam, finishes with 6 RBIs for La Tech
The junior cleanup hitter enjoyed a historic day at the plate when she crushed her first career grand slam and added a two-run single in a 9-1 win over South Dakota in Ruston, Louisiana.
The six RBIs were the third-highest single-game total in school history.
This was her first home run and RBIs of the season, which could be the spark she needed to ignite a power surge. The .308 career hitter is batting just .171 in the first 14 games.
Page, of East High fame, is a feared bat because she’s a mix of discipline and destruction, reaching base in more than half of her plate appearances.
In fact, she is among La Tech career record-holders for reaching base at better than 40 percent.
Page doesn’t swing at many pitches outside the strike zone and when she does make contact the ball goes a long way.
The 6-foot-1 slugger sits just outside the top 10 in La Tech history for home runs , base on balls  and RBIs  after 118 career games.
Last season, she posted two single-season top 10 totals with 36 walks [fourth] and 42 RBIs [fifth].