SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Senior Nicole Deatherage has been named Pacific Coast Softball Conference Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season after leading the Sacramento State softball team to a fourth-place finish at the 12th-Annual Capital Classic. Deatherage also earned PCSC Pitcher of the Week honors on Mar. 2.
Deatherage, who has now earned PCSC Pitcher of the Week honors four times during her career, threw her fourth-career no-hitter in a 4-0 win over Long Island. Against the Blackbirds, the right-hander walked only one batter while striking out nine in 7.0 innings. She followed that performance with 5.2 innings of shutout relief in a 4-2 win over Utah State. Against the Aggies, Deatherage allowed only three hits while striking out 10 batters.
Following the tournament, Deatherage helped lead the Hornets to a doubleheader sweep over Tennessee State with a 4-1 win in game one. Against the Tigers, she allowed one run (none earned) while striking out a career-high 12 in the complete game victory.
Despite going 3-2 last week, Deatherage tallied an ERA of 0.46 after allowing only five runs (two earned) on 16 hits while walking one batter and striking out 40 in 33.2 innings.
The Cameron Park, Calif., native was drafted by the Sacramento Sunbirds of the National Pro Fastpitch League this past December. Among Sacramento State Div. I career leaders (1990-pres.), she currently ranks third in strikeouts (377), innings pitched (589.2), shutouts (15), complete games (62), wins (38) and games started (97).
Sacramento State will next host a doubleheader against 16th-ranked Pacific on Saturday, Mar. 27, at noon.