Brehm named ECAC Pitcher of the Week

Caroline Brehm  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Caroline Brehm 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Caroline Brehm (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford), a freshman on the McDaniel softball team, has been named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South Pitcher of the Week for the week of Mar. 26-Apr. 1.

Brehm was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Pitcher of the Week on Monday.

Brehm dominated the circle during the opening week of CC play, leading the Green Terror (16-6, 8-0 CC) to an undefeated start to the conference schedule.

Her week started by setting the program single-season strikeout record with her 134th strikeout of the season, which ended the fourth inning of game two at Dickinson on Tuesday.

Over the weekend, she threw her first two no-hitters. She twirled a five-inning no-no as part of a 13-0 game-one win at Franklin & Marshall. On Sunday, she threw her first seven-inning no-hitter to key a 5-0 game-one victory over Haverford.

For the week, she finished with a 6-0 record in her six appearances that included five starts and five complete games. She allowed just four runs - one earned - over 33 2/3 innings of work. She ended the week with 65 strikeouts and a .101 opposing batting average. 

For the season, she has fanned 178 in 91 1/3 innings. She has a 0.69 ERA.

McDaniel, which is on a 10-game winning streak and 8-0 in conference for the first time since 2003, returns to action at home against Muhlenberg on Saturday. The first game of the doubleheader begins at 1 p.m.