San Antonio – For the fourth time this season, St. Mary’s ace Emily Brittain has been named the Heartland Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Brittain, a freshman from Corpus Christi, Texas, earned the honor Monday on the heels of a week where she maintained a 0.54 ERA while going 1-1 in two starts at the Midwestern State University Invitational in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Totaling 10 strikeouts over 13 innings, she allowed just one earned run over the two starts, and pitched a complete-game shutout of Central Missouri. Her lone loss came in a 2-1 defeat against Midwestern.

Brittain, who is 15-7 with a 1.63 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season, won the award for three straight weeks from Feb. 28-March 14.

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