April 16, 2008
San Antonio – St. Mary’s University senior pitcher Malissa Magee was named Heartland Conference Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 13, it was announced by the league office on Wednesday.
Magee (Sr., Katy) followed up her National Player of the Week honor last week by having another incredible week. Magee went 4-1 with a 1.20 ERA, three shutouts, 40 strikeouts in 35 innings. She started the week with a four-hit shutout of #3 Angelo State, then followed that up with another shutout, this one a two-hitter against Texas A&M-Kingsville. She posted her third straight shutout, holding Texas A&M-International to just two hits, while striking out 10. She won her fourth straight start, holding the Dustdevils to just one earned run in her final game of the week on Sunday.
Magee is currently 29-5 overall this season, the second highest win total in the nation, with 26 complete games and 15 shutouts. The 15 shutouts ties the school single-season record. She has 262 strikeouts against just 37 walks this season in 212.2 innings pitched. She now has five one-hitters this season.
Magee has earned Heartland Conference Pitcher of the Week honors 22 times in her career, including five times this season. She has a career record of 112-31 with a 1.17 ERA, 102 complete games, 44 shutouts and 987 strikeouts in 926.0 innings of work. She is the Rattlers all-time leader in wins, appearances, games started, complete games, shutouts, innings pitched and strikeouts.
Magee’s award marked the seventh time this season that a Rattler has received Heartland Conference or NFCA recognition. In addition to Magee’s five pitcher of the week honors, Taryn Munoz (So., Bulverde) has earned pitcher of the week honors once, while Sarah Cooper (Sr., Houston) and Sade Moore (Jr., Angleton) each earned hitter of the week honors once.
St. Mary’s is 43-9 overall this season and 19-1 in Heartland Conference play. They are ranked 17th in the nation in the NFCA National poll and have won their last seven games in a row. St. Mary’s will return to action on Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. when they travel to Wichita, Kan., to face Newman University in a Heartland Conference doubleheader.