March 22, 2012

NDSU's Menke Named College Sports National Pitcher of the Week

North Dakota State's Krista Menke added another honor to her Summit League Pitcher of the Week award. Menke was named the College Sports National Pitcher of the Week after garnering her second second-straight weekly league honor in as many weeks and posting a 5-2 record with three shutouts and three two-hitters.  She struck out a season-high eight batters in the 3-1 win over UT-Arlington, picking up her first win of the week.  She then went on to win the next four consecutive games, including threw three-straight shutouts against UT-Arlington (2-0), IUPUI (6-0) and IUPUI (11-0) and matched her season-high eight strikeouts again in game two against IUPUI.  For the week, Menke fanned 45 batters, while yielding 30 hits, 12 walks and seven earned runs in 48.1 innings of work for a 1.01 ERA.
Click here to view the College Sports Softball Players of the Week.

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