March 4, 2013
Denver, Colo.—Teri Lyles has been named Western Athletic Conference pitcher of the week for her excellent performance during the UT Arlington Classic.
"Teri pitched a fantastic game,” UT Arlington coach Kristie Fox said. “We implemented a more intensive pitch calling system and Teri executed it perfectly. She has set the tone for this team. We are very happy she is a Maverick."
Lyles, a senior from Keller, Texas, pitched three complete games, including a no-hitter, and struck out 14 last week. In a win over Lamar, she allowed two runs, only one of which was earned, while striking out five. Against Creighton, she threw her first career no-hitter, fanning seven.
Lyles has played well all season on the mound and behind the plate. The senior is 7-2 with an overall era of 1.78 in 60.2 innings pitches. She also leads the team with four doubles and has batted in all 15 games for the Mavericks.
Louisiana Tech’s Amanda Krueger has been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter and of the Week, respectively, for Feb. 25-March 3. This is the first-ever honor for both.
Krueger, a senior second baseman from Warren, Ore., led the Lady Techsters to a 4-1 record at the Northwestern State Demons Classic. She hit .500 with a .938 slugging percentage and a .579 on-base percentage and six RBI on the week. Krueger had eight hits in 16 at bats, including four extra base hits. Krueger had three multi-RBI games and her two-run homer against UL-Monroe proved to be the difference in the Lady Techsters’ 10-9 win on Saturday. Krueger also drew three walks and only struck out once while also going 4-for-4 in stolen bases.
Other Hitter of the Week nominees included: New Mexico State’s Amber Olive hit .429 with a double, a triple, a home run and four RBI ... Cheryl Freitas of San Jose State hit .467 with one triple, one homer and six RBI ... UT Arlington’s Rachel Forshaw hit .286 with a double and two RBI ... Megan Low of UTSA hit .571 with two doubles and seven walks ... Texas State’s Courtney Harris hit .375 with seven RBI on the week ... Nicole Arata of Utah State hit .500 with one home run and three RBI.