Brianne McGowan Named Pac-10 Pitcher Of The Week

April 26, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Oregon State sophomore Brianne McGowan has been named Pacific-10 Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week for April 19-25, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced on Tuesday. The Pac-10 honor is the fourth this season for McGowan - marking the first time that an Oregon State pitcher has received the weekly award four times in their career.

McGowan, from Reno, Nev., held a perfect 4-0 record over the week and did not allow an earned run (0.00 ERA) in 22.2 innings of work. She tallied 25 strikeouts in five appearances, threw three complete games and recorded two shutouts. She raised her overall record to 29-4, breaking the Oregon State single season record for victories.

McGowan tossed a one-hit shutout and tallied seven strikeouts in a 5-inning complete game victory over Saint Mary's College on April 20. The 6-2 pitcher set a new career-high in strikeouts with 11 K's in a complete game shutout victory against No. 25 ranked Oregon on April 24.

Her 236 strikeouts on the season rank third on the OSU single season chart. McGowan has 11 victories on the season against teams ranked in the Top 25 and all four of her losses have come against teams ranked in the Top 18.

The Beavers have won 29 of their last 31 games and are off to their best start ever in Pac-10 action with a 10-2 record.

The weekly award marks Oregon State's 27th all-time selection.

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