After recording four shutouts and becoming the program’s first 100-game winner, N.C. State’s Emily Weiman was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
The senior pitched in four games last week, earning the win in all four. For the week, she pitched 23 innings, struck out 30 batters, allowed just eight hits and did not allow a run. The accolade comes as the sixth of her career and first of the season.
She started the week with a dominating performance at Radford to shut out the Highlanders in a game shortened to five innings because of the eight-run mercy rule. against N.C. Central, Weiman went four innings with seven strikeouts to become the first pitcher in Wolfpack history to reach the 100-win milestone.
Weiman had arguably two of her best performances of her career Sunday, as she shut down the Virginia Tech offense to register a pair of complete-game shutouts. She gave up just four hits and struck out 11 in Game 1. In the second game, Weiman allowed a single to the second batter of the game and then retired 20 consecutive to end the contest. More impressively, she did not allow another ball to be hit out of the infield after the third inning.
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Duke: Following one of the best regular seasons in program history, the Blue Devils had four players earn All-ACC honors in a vote of the league’s coaches. Freshman Nicolas Alvarez was a first-team selection, seniors Jason Tahir and Raphael Hemmeler were second-team honorees and junior Bruno Semenzato was a third-team pick.
Duke was tied with North Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech for the most selections. The all-league honor is the first in Alvarez’s career and the second for Tahir, Hemmeler and Semenzato.