Weigman Named America East Co-Pitcher of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—UMBC senior right-hander Stephanie Weigman(Elkridge, Md./Archbishop Spalding) was named America East Co-Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 1, the conference announced Monday.
Weigman was outstanding in three complete games spanning 20.0 innings last week, going 3-0 with a 0.70 ERA and 19 strikeouts. She allowed just two earned runs on 12 hits, holding opponents to a .176 average.
Weigman gave up one run on four hits and struck out eight against La Salle on Tuesday, then allowed one run on three hits and struck out seven in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against America East rivalHartford. But she saved her best for Senior Day, tossing a five-hit shutout, the 10th of her career, never allowing more than one base runner in any inning. Her efforts against the Hawks helped the Retrievers (25-21, 8-10 AE) stay alive in the hunt for the final spot in the four-team America East Championship.
Weigman improved to 16-12 on the season, becoming just the third Retriever ever to win at least 15 games in two different seasons. In addition, she has recorded 132 strikeouts in 2011, making her the first Retriever pitcher to fan more than 100 batters all four years. She is UMBC's all-time leader in both categories, racking up 64 wins and 768 strikeouts in her career.
This marks Weigman's second Pitcher of the Week award this season, as she also earned the honor on April 4, and it is the fourth of her career. She shares the award this week with Stony Brook's Colleen Matthes.