Lawrie Ties Another Record With Sixth Player Of Week Honor This Season
May 3, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - For the fourth time in five weeks and a record-tying sixth time overall this season, Washington's Danielle Lawrie has been named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.
A week after breaking the conference's career Player of the Week award record with her 15th, Lawrie added to that mark and also tied her own single-season record of six set last season. With two weeks remaining, she has a chance to re-break the single-season mark and continue extending her own career mark as well.
Lawrie went 3-0 over the weekend against Oregon State to help the Huskies increase their lead atop the conference standings. She allowed just one run and three hits in 16 total innings over the weekend, tallying 31 strikeouts and walking just four. The Langley, B.C., native gave up her only run of the weekend in the first inning of Friday's game, snapping her 25-consecutive scoreless innings streak, but the senior would not allow another run in her next 15 innings of work to give her 40-of-41 shutout innings.
On Friday, Lawrie allowed just two hits and struck out 12 in a 13-1 win then allowed just one hit in four innings of work for a 9-0 combined shutout with freshman Baily Harris on Saturday. In the finale, Lawrie went the distance with her nation-leading 17th shutout, allowing just three hits and striking out 13 while walking just one. Lawrie has now moved into sole possession of second on UW's single-season charts with her 17th shutout, just four shy of her single-season record set last year.
Lawrie is also closing in on the Pac-10 career strikeout record, moving within 45 of Alicia Hollowell's record. For the season, Lawrie is 30-2 with a 0.98 ERA and her 126 career victories are good for ninth in NCAA history.
The first-place Huskies (40-5, 12-3) stay home this weekend to host No. 14 Stanford in a three-game series. All three games will air live on KKNW 1150 AM and all three will also be televised, with the first airing on Fox Sports Net and the final two airing live on UWTV. The Huskies need four wins over their final six games to clinch at least a share of their third Pac-10 title and first since 2000.