CLEVELAND – Courtney Vierstra was named MAC East Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. This is Vierstra’s first time receiving this award. Last week, Vierstra was named Madness Mid-American Player of the Week.
Vierstra had another impressive weekend in the circle for the RedHawks while at the Maryland Invitational. Against Jacksonville, Vierstra pitched a complete game shutout, helping Miami earn a 6-0 win. Vierstra combined with Shannon Hohman for the 2-0 shutout win against host-team Maryland, also recording a save. Vierstra appeared in all four games this weekend, pitching 14.1 innings total and recording 14 strikeouts while only giving up three walks. Vierstra leads the team with a 1.99 overall ERA.
The RedHawks host the Miami Invitational this weekend. Miami's first game is against Fort Wayne on Friday. First pitch is at 4 p.m.