Lawrie Earns Record-Tying Fifth Pac-10 Honor
April 21, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington junior All-American Danielle Lawrie has been named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for the fifth time this season after going 3-0 over the weekend against the Oregon schools.
Lawrie allowed just one run and seven hits in 23.0 innings while striking out 33 batters. She allowed just three walks in her three appearances. She threw two shutouts over the weekend, a two-hit, 11-strikeout victory over Oregon on Friday and a three-hit, 13-strikeout, nine-inning shutout of Oregon State on Saturday. She took a shutout into the seventh inning against the Beavers on Sunday as well before OSU scored one run in the seventh to snap her 22-inning scoreless streak.
The junior nearly fired her second no-hitter of the season on Friday as she did not allow a hit through the first five innings but the Ducks managed singles in the sixth and seventh innings. Lawrie also contributed at the plate on Friday, belting her third home run of the season to give the Huskies the final 2-0 margin.
After allowing just three hits in nine innings on Saturday in UW's 1-0 win, Lawrie allowed just one hit through six innings on Sunday, allowing a hit to the Beavers' leadoff hitter before retiring 13 in a row. After allowing two hits and a run in the seventh, she recorded her ninth strikeout of the game to clinch the 7-1 win and the weekend sweep.
Lawrie's two shutouts give her a nation-leading 15 on the season which also puts her one shy of UW's single-season record. Her 0.58 ERA leads the Pac-10 as do her 309 strikeouts. She owns a 25-4 record, leading the Huskies to a 34-7 overall record and 7-4 conference record as they sit tied for second in the Pac-10.
This marks Lawrie's fifth honor of the season which ties a Pac-10 single-season record. UCLA's Keira Goerl pulled the feat in 2002 while Arizona's Alicia Hollowell earned five honors is both 2003 and '04. Lawrie has been named Pitcher of the Week nine times in her career, which puts her in the all-time top-10 for most Player of the Week honors. Hollowell holds the all-time record with 14.
Washington has earned 67 Player of the Week honors overall, third all-time in the conference.
The No. 3 Huskies head to the desert this weekend to face No. 4/8 Arizona State on Friday at 7 p.m. and No. 7/9 Arizona on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at Noon.