Moulton Earns B1G Pitcher of the Week
Moulton went 3-0 with 32 strikeouts in three starts.

Feb. 10, 2014

ROSEMOUNT, Ill. - Minnesota softball senior pitcher Sara Moulton was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday afternoon. It is the first weekly conference honor for the Golden Gophers in 2014 and is the ninth Pitcher of the Week laurel that Moulton has earned in her career after she won it in back-to-back weeks as a junior in 2013.

Moulton kicked off her senior season strong last weekend, propelling the Gophers to three shutout victories, including two that were decided by 1-0 scores. While tossing 21-straight inning without conceding a run, the right-hander racked up 32 strikeouts while yielding just eight hits.

With Moulton in the circle, the Gophers topped 17th-ranked LSU in Baton Rouge before dispatching SIUE and Oklahoma State. She received All-Tiger Classic Tournament Team honors and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, as well.

The dominant weekend vaulted Moulton into a tie for most career wins at Minnesota with 88, a mark she currently shares with Gopher pitching coach Piper Ritter. She also moved up to second in strikeouts in school history with 972 and improved upon her school shutouts (38) and complete games (94) records.

Minnesota is off to its first 5-0 start since 2003 after winning the Tiger Classic.

The Gophers will next hit the field in Las Vegas, N.V. in UNLV's Easton Desert Classic this weekend. After beginning play in the desert against the host Rebels, Minnesota will sandwich a contest against Boise State between games against two 2013 NCAA Tournament teams, BYU and Florida. The Gators advanced to the Women's College World Series and entered 2014 ranked third in the nation.

###


 

 

MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Beat Iowa, Break Attendance Record

4/23/2017

The No. 5/5 University of Minnesota Gophers topped Iowa 3-0 in front of a Jane Sage Cowles record breaking crowd of 1,383 fans.

Gophers Roll To 9-1 Victory Over Iowa

4/22/2017

Maddie Houlihan and Dani Wagner each hit home runs in the No. 5/5 University of Minnesota Gophers quickest game of the season.

Lindaman Ties Season Home Run Record In Win

4/21/2017

Kendyl Lindaman tied Jordanne Nygren’s single season home run record with her 15th this year as the No. 5/5 University of Minnesota Gophers topped the Iowa Hawkeyes 5-0 this evening.

Proud Sponsors Of Gopher Athletics