MANSFIELD, Mass. – After a standout opening weekend in the circle, sophomore pitcher Morgan Perry of the Saint Anselm College softball team was named the Northeast-10 Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday afternoon.
Perry won all three of her starts, going 3-0 with a 0.82 earned-run average and 22 strikeouts in 17.0 innings for Saint Anselm, which went 4-1 on its season-opening trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. Those numbers led to Perry becoming the first Hawk to be named NE10 Pitcher of the Week since Sam Hennequin '17 did so on Feb. 29, 2016.
The sophomore struck out a career-high 12 as part of a two-hit shutout in a 5-0 victory over West Virginia State on Saturday, retiring the first 17 batters she faced while carrying a perfect game into the sixth. The 12 strikeouts in her fourth-career shutout were five more than her previous career high.
The day before, Perry limited No. 16-ranked West Chester to one run over six innings with five strikeouts in her team's 4-1 win in its season opener. She finished the week with four innings of one-run ball while fanning five against Georgian Court on Sunday.
Saint Anselm travels to Clermont, Fla. for a 14-game trip from March 2-10. The Hawks' home opener is slated for Wednesday, March 21 against Franklin Pierce.