Missy Penna Earns Second Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week Honor

April 22, 2008

Stanford, Calif. - Cardinal junior Missy Penna has been named the Pacific-10 Pitcher of the Week, as announced by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen earlier today. The Miami, Fla. native threw three complete games for the second weekend in a row, carrying Stanford to two more critical Pac-10 wins.

On Friday night, Penna went all eight innings, struck out eight and threw a two-hitter to carry Stanford to victory in the opener of the series with Cal.

On Saturday, she was back in the circle for a 10-K afternoon, while allowing the Bears just four hits and one earned run. Her Saturday win was her 28th of the year, marking the second-highest single-season total in program history.

On Sunday, her third straight complete game, she threw arguably her best game of the weekend, but the Cardinal offense left ten runners stranded and couldn't bring her the win.

For the weekend, Penna struck out 23 batters in 21 innings, posted a 1.67 ERA and a .135 opposing average, and allowed just ten hits.

The honor is the third of Penna's career, her second of the season and the fourth Pac-10 Player/Pitcher of the Week honor this season. Penna also won the award after throwing a no-hitter and posting three shutouts in the opening weekend of the season. It is the 36th all-time honor for Stanford.

The Cardinal meets San Jose State tonight at 6 p.m., and will wrap up the home season this weekend against Washington on Friday and UCLA Saturday and Sunday.

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