Sacramento State sophomore Brianne Ferguson earned her second Pacific Coast Softball Conference (PCSC) Pitcher of the Week award, it was announced today.
Ferguson received this week''s honor after going 2-0 with a save and a 0.49 ERA, including a two-hit shutout of Cal Poly, last week. The right-hander allowed just eight hits and one run in 14.1 innings while striking out eight and limiting the opposition to a .160 batting average.
Against Cal Poly, the Ceres, Calif., native retired the first seven batters of the game, and later retired 10 batters in a row as she never allowed a runner past first base during the entire contest. In the second game of the doubleheader against Cal Poly, she recorded the final out with the potential tying runner on second base to tally her third save of the season.
Ferguson allowed Nevada just six hits and one run over seven innings in the Hornetsâ€™ 6-1 victory against the Wolf Pack. The transfer from San Jose State now leads or is tied for the team lead in wins (eight), complete games (10), shutouts (two) and ERA (1.89).
Among conference leaders, Ferguson, who also earned pitcher of the week honors on Feb. 18, is first in saves (three), tied for third in wins, and fifth in both ERA and opponents'' batting average (.236).
Sacramento State (20-14) opens up an eight-game homestand this Wednesday, April 2, against 12th-ranked Stanford, and begins PCSC play this weekend against Saint Mary''s.