Trahan wins fifth Pitcher of the Week award


Saint Francis Softball sophomore Abby Trahan (Kaplan, La./Kaplan) was named NEC Pitcher of the Week on Monday.  Trahan went 2-0 to lead SFU to a sweep over Sacred Heart on Saturday.
Trahan won her fifth NEC Pitcher of the Week award this season by throwing two complete games to help the Red Flash to 2-1 and 1-0 wins over the Pioneers as Saint Francis clinched the NEC Regular Season Title for the second straight year.  In 14 innings, Trahan allowed just one unearned run and three hits, while striking out 14 and walking only one batter.  Opposing batters hit just .068 against Trahan on Saturday.  Trahan has won three straight NEC Pitcher of the Week awards and six in her career.
In game one, Trahan gave up just one hit and an unearned run.  She recorded five strikeouts and only one walk.  Trahan retired the final 12 batters of the game and 15 of the final 16.
Game two featured another complete game by Trahan.  The sophomore allowed just two singles, retiring 22 of the 24 batters she faced.  She did not walk a batter and struck out six.  Trahan retired 12 of the first 13 batters and 9 of the final 10.  She now has 10 complete games where she has allowed no earned runs.
On the season, Trahan is 24-11 with a 2.40 ERA in 39 appearances (32 starts, 26 complete games).  In 221.1 innings, Trahan has 169 strikeouts.  She has already set SFU season records for wins and innings, while tying the appearances record.  Trahan is just five wins away from tying the NEC season record.  She ranks third in the nation in wins.
In conference play, Trahan is 8-0 with an 0.56 ERA in eight appearances (seven starts, seven complete games).  In 50 innings, Trahan has allowed six runs (four earned) on 28 hits and nine walks.  She has 41 strikeouts and is allowing an opposing average of just .159.
The Red Flash is 32-17 overall and 12-0 in the NEC.  SFU takes its 31-game conference win streak into Wednesday’s doubleheader at Robert Morris.  The twinbill will begin at 1 p.m. at the North Athletic Complex.

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