Ashley earns NSAA Pitcher of the Week honors

Ashley earns NSAA Pitcher of the Week honors

MADISON, S.D. -- Junior Monique Ashley (Gallup, N.M.) was named the North Star Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week for her performances in the circle last week at the PFX Spring Games in Clermont, Fla. 

Ashley collected two victories and a save as the Bruins went 6-5 last week in PFX Spring Games.  She posted an earned run average of 0.31 for the week, giving up five runs (four unearned) on 13 hits in 22 1/3 innings of work.  Ashley struck out a total of 23 batters for the week.  She pitched a pair of complete games (1-1 record). 

In the Bruins' 2-1 loss in nine innings to No. 6-ranked Marian University, Ashley allowed just three hits and no earned runs while striking out eight batters in nine-complete innings of work. 

Ashley is 5-5 on the season, with a 2.38 ERA and a team-leading three saves and 62 strikeouts.  

The Bruins (12-10) will return to action when they travel to York, Neb. on Monday, March 18 to take on York College in a 4 p.m. non-conference doubleheader.