Jamie Carlson closed out the regular season earning her third NEC Pitcher of the Week honor. Carlson picked up a pair of shutout victories over the week, including her first career no hitter against Hartford. Carlson ends the regular season with nine shutout victories, and leads the league with 157 strikeouts this season. Carlson and the Pioneers hit the road for Loretto PA. this week for the NEC Softball Championships. The Pioneers enter the tournament as the #2 seed, and take on #3 seeded Wagner, Thursday at 3:00pm.
NEC PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Jamie Carlson, Sacred Heart
Sr., P, Corona, CA/Corona
Carlson ended the season by earning her third NEC Pitcher of the Week honor thanks to a pair of shutouts, including her first career no-hitter. She started the week by no-hitting America East member Hartford, striking out seven batters over 5.0 innings of work in the 10-0 triumph. Carlson allowed just one runner on base - via a walk - en route to the no-no. The senior then hurled her ninth shutout of the season as Sacred Heart blanked Fairleigh Dickinson, 3-0, the first half of Saturday's NEC doubleheader. Carlson surrendered only two hits over 7.0 scoreless frames. She also fanned four Knights to run her league-leading total to 157 strikeouts.