Pelletier named NESCAC Softball Pitcher of the Week

Kirsten Pelletier won NESCAC Softball Pitcher of the Week honors on April 8, 2019. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

HADLEY, Mass. -- Bates junior Kirsten Pelletier won NESCAC Softball Pitcher of the Week honors Monday from the New England Small College Athletic Conference, after propelling the Bobcats to a 4-0 week, including a three-game series sweep of rival Colby.

Pelletier (Sidney, Maine) threw back-to-back seven-inning shutouts on Saturday, a one-hitter and a two-hitter, as the Bobcats completed a sweep of Colby. She gave up three runs in a complete-game victory against the Mules in the series opener on Friday, and on Thursday she earned a save with three shutout innings of relief at Saint Joseph's.

In a 4-0 week for Bates, Pelletier was 3-0 with a 0.88 ERA over 24.0 innings, striking out 22 batters and allowing a .161 batting average. 

On the season, Pelletier has pitched 93.1 innings, 26 more than any other pitcher in the conference. She leads the NESCAC in strikeouts (93) and ranks third in earned-run average (1.80).

Pelletier twice won NESCAC Pitcher of the Week awards last season, en route to Second Team All-NESCAC honors.

NESCAC Softball Weekly Release #4