March 11, 2013
DENVER, Colo. –UT Arlington’s Teri Lyles have been named the Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week, for March 4-10.
This marks the second time in a row Lyles has received this honor after back-to-back weeks of consistent pitching.
"Teri has been a rock on the mound for us," UT Arlington coach Kristie Fox said. "I'm glad she was named WAC pitcher of the week again. She is a very derving player.
"She's worked hard to be as affective as she has been."
Lyles, a senior from Keller, Texas, went 3-0 on the week with three complete games, including an eight-inning 3-2 win over Troy and a pair of run-rule victories. In 18.0 innings of work, she allowed just four earned runs while striking out 14. The right-hander is now 10-2 in the circle this season.
UTSA’s Siera Sproul has been named Hitter of the Week. The junior outfielder from Liberty Hill, Texas, led the Roadrunners to a pair of wins over Houston Baptist last week. She hit .833 and recorded a 1.500 slugging percentage in the two games. In the first game, Sproul was 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI. In the second half of the doubleheader, she was 2-for-3 with a home run and three more RBI. The three hits and three RBI were both career highs.
Other Hitter of the Week nominees included: Kristen Miles of Louisiana Tech hit .615 with a .688 on-base percentage ... New Mexico State’s Lacey Rother hit .333 with one RBI and three walks ... Lisa Maulden of Seattle U hit .364 with a .636 slugging percentage ... UT Arlington’s Rebecca Stokes hit .600 with one triple and three RBI.
Other Pitcher of the Week nominees included: Louisiana Tech’s Michelle Jones went 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA and 11 strikeouts ... Karysta Donisthorpe of New Mexico State went 1-1 with a 1.68 ERA and nine strikeouts in 8.1 innings of work ... Seattle U’s Richelle Ashburn had 14 strikeouts last week.
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