Becker named NESCAC Pitcher of the Week

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 26, 2010
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Lauren Becker

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby's Lauren Becker (Falls Church, Va.), who leads the Mules in victories this season and had three last week, was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week on Monday.

Becker pitched 21.1 innings in four appearances, had a 3-0 record, and a 0.98 earned run average. She allowed just three earned runs in two wins over Southern Maine and a shutout against Bates. Becker allowed just four hits in a 6-0 shutout of Bates while striking out five and walking four. She also pitched 5.2 innings in Friday's game with Bates and kept the Mules in the game until Colby scored 10 runs in the top of the seventh to earn an 11-2 victory.

Becker also picked up two victories against Southern Maine on Wednesday. She worked 5.2 innings in the opener of a doubleheader and struck out five and walked none in a 5-3 victory. Becker then entered the game in relief in the second contest and struck out six and walked none in three innings in a 9-5 win.

Becker, a first-year player, moved to 6-5 overall and has a team-best 2.53 earned run average. She ranks 10th in the NESCAC in ERA.


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