Perry nabs second-straight NE10 Pitcher of the Week award

MANSFIELD, Mass. – Sophomore Morgan Perry of the Saint Anselm College softball team was named the Northeast-10 Conference Pitcher of the Week for the second-straight week and the third time this season on Monday afternoon.

PDF: NE10 Softball Report - Week 9

Perry threw a shutout in each of her three starts last week for Saint Anselm, finishing the week 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA. In 19.0 innings of work, the sophomore allowed just six hits, holding opponents to a .095 batting average, with five walks and 13 strikeouts. Dating back to Apr. 2, Perry has not allowed a run in her last 27.0 innings of work, spanning four starts and one relief appearance.

The right-hander started the week with a three-hit shutout in a 5-0 victory at No. 23 Southern New Hampshire on Monday, holding the Penmen to three hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Two days later, she limited Southern New Hampshire to a single hit and one walk during a 9-0, five-inning win. Perry closed out the week with a two-hitter in a 3-0 victory at Assumption in Saturday's doubleheader sweep.

Perry is the NE10's first back-to-back Pitcher of the Week since Pace's Kaitlynn Nelson (Mar. 27 and Apr. 3, 2017) and the first Hawk to land the award in back-to-back weeks in over nine years since Megan Lemire '10 (Mar. 3 and Mar. 9, 2009). She is the first three-time NE10 Pitcher of the Week in a single season since SNHU's Ali Maloof won the award three-straight times from Mar. 21 – Apr. 12, 2014. Saint Anselm has not had a student-athlete named NE10 Pitcher of the Week three times in a season since at least 2005, according the NE10's archives.

The Bethany, Conn. product ranks among the NE10's top-eight in six major pitching categories. She is tied for third in wins (15), fifth in strikeouts (103), strikeouts per seven innings (7.21) and ERA (1.61), sixth in innings pitched (100.0) and tied for eighth in complete games (10).

Saint Anselm (26-9-1, 13-3-1 NE10) currently sits in first place in the Northeast-10 Conference's Northeast Division with a 9-2 mark in divisional games. The Hawks host Saint Michael's for a divisional doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 18.