Anjelica Selden Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for Second Time This Season
March 11, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Senior Anjelica Selden has been named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season and ninth time in her illustrious career, as announced by the conference on Tuesday.
Selden's nine POW awards are the second most for a Bruin pitcher behind only the 11 of Keira Goerl.
Selden threw 22 scoreless innings last week, striking out 31 and winning a trio of 1-0 games against UNLV, #24 Virginia Tech and Long Beach State. She has thrown 26 consecutive scoreless innings and has not allowed an earned run in 39 1/3 innings.
The senior opened the week with a one-hitter against a UNLV team which sent #1 Arizona State to its only loss this season. Selden fanned 13, striking out the side in the first and the seventh.
An old-fashioned pitchers' duel developed between a couple of All-Americans in Selden and Virginia Tech's Angela Tincher on Friday at the Long Beach State Invitational. But Selden came out on top, throwing her second straight one-hitter while striking out seven. She set down 11 straight at one point, allowing just two base runners on a single and a walk. The free pass was Selden's first in 41 1/3 innings.
Selden's string of zeroes continued on Sunday against a Long Beach State squad which is the only team to defeat #5 Florida. She struck out 11 to post her fifth double-figure strikeout game in her last six starts.
Selden has 75 strikeouts in her last 43 innings and is 12-1 on the season with a 0.80 earned run average.
The second-ranked Bruins (25-2) entertain a pair of Big West Conference opponents this week before taking 12 days off for winter quarter finals. UCLA hosts Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday at 2 p.m. and Cal State Northridge on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Easton Stadium.
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