TACOMA, Washington – After throwing 12 scoreless innings, including a complete game, Jaci Young has been named the Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Week, the NWC announced recently.
Young, an Aiea, Hawaii, native, helped lead the Loggers to a 3-3 record in their opening weekend. The senior started two games in the circle, going 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA. In the first game of the season, Young threw a complete game shutout, scattering five hits over seven innings, while striking out two. She earned a 5-0 win over Pomona-Pitzer. She then started a match-up against Occidental, throwing five scoreless innings. Puget Sound would win the game, 2-1, in eight innings.
Young was also successful on the offensive side of the plate, hitting a home run and a double.
Young is the first Logger softball player to earn a Student-Athlete of the week since Taylor Jones for the week of March 17-23, 2014. She is the first pitcher to earn the honor since April 12, 2011, when assistant coach Auriel Day (then Sperberg) earned the honor.
The Loggers open the Northwest Conference schedule at home, Saturday, February 25, when they host Willamette. The first game of the doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m.
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