March 30, 2009
Jen Russell (Seymour, CT) of the softball team has been named the Enterprise Rent-A-Car/SHU Student Athlete of the Week for the week of March 23-29. The sophomore pitcher recorded a win in each game of the Pioneers double header with Quinnipiac Saturday afternoon. In three games during the week Russell tossed 16 and two thirds innings and struck out 23 batters while allowing just two earned runs.
Russell started in Sacred Heart’s NEC opener with the Bobcats and allowed just two hits and set down 19 straight batters while striking out 10 to pick up her third win of the season. The Seymour, CT native picked up the win in game two of the double dip allowing one hit in two and two thirds innings of relief. Russell totaled 14 strikeouts and did not allow a run against Quinnipiac. Russell also tossed a complete game against UConn in which she struck out nine and only allowed two earned runs.
The Pioneers return to action tomorrow as they continue NEC play against the Blue Devils of CCSU to make up for Sunday’s postponement due to inclement weather. First pitch of the double header is set for 2:30 pm.