San Antonio – Fresh off no-hitting rival Incarnate Word, St. Mary’s freshman pitcher Maricela Bissaro has been named the Heartland Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Bissaro, a San Antonio native from Antonian Preparatory, struck out seven and walked four while no-hitting UIW in a 5-0 victory last week.

For the week, she went 2-0 over two appearances, striking out nine and yielding seven hits and two runs over 14 innings.

Bissaro is 6-4 with a 2.21 ERA on the season for the Lady Rattlers, who are 27-14 and 8-1 in Heartland Conference play. St. Mary’s, currently second in the conference, will play league-leading Texas A&M International in a three-game series this weekend.

Game 1 of the series is slated for 1 p.m. Friday in Laredo, Texas. St. Mary’s coach Donna Fields enters the series three games shy of career win No. 600.

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