SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sophomore Kaitlyn Yerby was named the Big Sky Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week today after helping Sacramento State to a 4-1 record last week, including a three-game sweep of league opponent North Dakota.
Yerby, a left-hander from Modesto, Calif., earned victories in two of the team's four wins. In two starts, she finished the week 2-0 with two complete games, a shutout and a 0.50 ERA. In 14.0 innings, Yerby allowed just one run on 15 hits while issuing two walks and striking out four batters. During those 14 innings, she also gave up just two extra base hits and both were doubles.
In Tuesday's 4-0 win over Princeton, Yerby tossed the first shutout of her collegiate career, allowing just six hits (five singles) with one walk and two strikeouts. She threw 93 pitches, and faced just six batters over the minimum. After allowing a pair of singles in both the first and second innings, she retired 16 of the final 19 batters she faced spanning the second through the seventh innings.
In Friday's 5-1 victory against North Dakota, Yerby threw seven effective innings. She was not dominant, allowing nine hits over seven innings, but issued just one walk and worked her way out of jams. In fact, UND stranded 12 runners on base, and went just 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position.
Yerby is now 2-1 with a save and a 2.22 ERA this season. Of her seven appearances, four have been starts and three have come in relief. She has allowed one run or less in five straight appearances, and has a 1.03 ERA during that span.
Sacramento State (14-14, 3-0) has won four straight and six of the last seven games, and currently sits all alone in first place in the Big Sky standings. The Hornets will play their final non-conference game of the season on Wednesday at Cal before hosting Southern Utah for a three-game conference series on Friday and Saturday.
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April 24, 2014 SOFTBALL TO PLAY HUGE THREE-GAME SERIES AT WEBER STATE
April 23, 2014 SOFTBALL FALLS TO CAL IN FINAL NON-CONFERENCE GAME
April 17, 2014 SOFTBALL PLAYS ITS FINAL REGULAR SEASON HOME GAMES THIS WEEK
April 11, 2014 SOFTBALL SPLITS A DOUBLEHEADER AT IDAHO STATE
April 8, 2014 MARGULIES LEADS SOFTBALL TO 9-5 VICTORY AT PACIFIC
March 28, 2014 SOFTBALL SPLITS HOME DOUBLEHEADER WITH SOUTHERN UTAH
March 26, 2014 SOFTBALL’S GAME TODAY AT CAL POSTPONED BECAUSE OF RAIN
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March 22, 2014 SOFTBALL COMPLETES 3-GAME SWEEP OF NORTH DAKOTA WITH 9-0 WIN
March 12, 2014 SOFTBALL DROPS A PAIR OF GAMES AT NEVADA
March 11, 2014 LINDY WINKLER’S #3 TO BE RETIRED BY SOFTBALL ON SATURDAY
March 9, 2014 SOFTBALL CONCLUDES TOURNAMENT WITH 6-2 LOSS TO CAL POLY
March 4, 2014 SOFTBALL WINS ITS HOME OPENER OVER UC DAVIS, 5-0
March 3, 2014 SOFTBALL TO PLAY HOME OPENER TUESDAY VS. UC DAVIS
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February 23, 2014 BROOKS’ SHUTOUT AND 7-RUN INNING LEAD SOFTBALL TO 7-0 WIN VS. SAN DIEGO
February 22, 2014 STROUD’S GEM LEADS SOFTBALL TO SPLIT IN SECOND DAY OF BRONCO CLASSIC
February 21, 2014 BROOKS’ 10 STRIKEOUTS LEADS SOFTBALL TO 3-1 WIN OVER SANTA CLARA
February 20, 2014 SOFTBALL PLAYS FOUR GAMES OVER THREE DAYS IN SANTA CLARA
February 16, 2014 SOFTBALL STRANDS 10 RUNNERS IN 1-0 LOSS TO UC RIVERSIDE
February 15, 2014 SOFTBALL POUNDS OUT 11 RUNS AND 15 HITS IN VICTORY OVER CSU BAKERSFIELD
February 15, 2014 SOFTBALL MERCY RULES UC RIVERSIDE, 9-1
February 14, 2014 DEFENSE HURTS SOFTBALL IN 3-2 EXTRA INNING LOSS TO UC SANTA BARBARA
February 14, 2014 SOFTBALL FALLS AT FRESNO STATE, 5-1
February 12, 2014 SOFTBALL DROPS SEASON OPENER AT UC DAVIS, 1-0
February 11, 2014 SOFTBALL OPENS SEASON WEDNESDAY AT UC DAVIS
February 5, 2014 2014 SOFTBALL SEASON OUTLOOK
January 23, 2014 SOFTBALL TO GET A FRESH LOOK IN 2014
January 22, 2014 SOFTBALL AND SOCCER RECEIVE NEW SCOREBOARDS
January 15, 2014 SOFTBALL SELECTED SECOND IN THE BIG SKY PRESEASON COACHES POLL
November 15, 2013 SOFTBALL SIGNS LOCAL PRODUCTS HINTON, MALIGAD AND MARTIN
November 5, 2013 2014 SOFTBALL SCHEDULE RELEASED
October 18, 2013 BLAIR AND HARTMAN BOTH RECIPIENTS OF NFCA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE ACCOLADES
August 28, 2013 WILLIS AND KAMINAKA HIRED AS SOFTBALL ASSISTANT COACHES
August 14, 2013 LORI PEREZ NAMED INTERIM HEAD SOFTBALL COACH