San Antonio – St. Mary’s University pitcher Malissa Magee was named Heartland Conference softball pitcher of the week for the sixth time this season for her play last week against the University of the Incarnate Word and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, it was announced by the league office on Thursday.
Magee (Jr., Houston) had a near perfect week, going 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA and three shutouts. She allowed just six hits and six walks, while striking out 39 in 21.0 innings of work. Against Incarnate Word on Wednesday she allowed just four hits and two walks while striking out nine. She followed that up with back-to-back one-hitters against Texas-Permian Basin. In the opener she allowed one hit and two walks, while striking out 13. In the final game of the series she allowed just one hit and two walks, while striking out a school-record 17 batters. The one-hitter was her sixth of the season and the shutout was her 14th, just one off the school record.
She has now won eight of her last nine starts. For the season she is 23-8 overall with a 0.67 ERA, 23 complete games and 14 shutouts. She has pitched 199.0 innings, allowing just 103 hits and 32 walks, while striking out 227 batters. Opposing batters are hitting just .151 against her.
It was the sixth time in 10 weeks that the conference has named a pitcher of the week that Magee has earned the award. Jennifer Bishop (twice) and Courtney Francis of St. Edward’s University are the only other two pitchers to earn the award this season.
Magee and St. Mary’s (37-16 overall, 10-3 Heartland Conference) will return to action on Saturday when they travel cross-town to play a Heartland Conference doubleheader against the University of the Incarnate Word at 1 p.m.