Missy Penna Scores Second Pac-10 Pitcher Of The Week Honor
March 10, 2009
Stanford, Calif. - After posting a spotless record at the Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic (3-0), Cardinal senior Missy Penna earned her second Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor of the season.
The award is the sixth of Penna's career. The Miami, Fla. native was also honored once as a sophomore, three times last season and on Feb. 10 of this year. With the award, Penna ties Washington's Danielle Lawrie with the most active career player of the week honors in the Pac-10.
Penna continued to dominate over the weekend, throwing three complete games and adding three shutouts to her school-best career tally. Penna struck out 20 batters in 20 innings, allowed just nine hits and became the first player in program history to reach 40 career shutouts. The senior has now gone 41 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run and whittled her 2009 ERA to 0.61.
No. 4/5 Stanford (24-1), which is now the only ranked one-loss team in the nation, looks to build on its 23-game winning streak at home in two weeks. The Cardinal hosts Pacific, Princeton, Santa Clara and Winthrop in the Stanford Invitational, March 20-22.