WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Alexis Edwards of the UC San Diego softball team has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Pitcher of the Week. The announcement was made Tuesday by the league office.
Edwards helped the 21st-ranked Tritons to a 3-1 series win over Chico State this past week by picking up a pair of victories inside the circle.
In game one of the series, Edwards finished with a complete-game win after throwing seven innings of shutout ball to power UCSD to a 2-0 victory. It was her first complete game of the year. She allowed four hits, two walks and struck out one for her third win of the year.
The following day, the sophomore lefty took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before finishing with 6.1 innings pitched in the 4-0 win. She allowed four hits, two walks and recorded a strikeout for her team-leading fourth win of the season.
For the weekend, Edwards led the Tritons in ERA (0.00), innings pitched (13.1), wins (2) and batting average against (.178) in the pair of starts. The Oxnard native is currently 4-0 on the year with a 0.88 ERA in 24 innings pitched.
It marks the first such career honor for Edwards and the second Triton to earn a weekly distinction in 2014 by the CCAA. Kirsten Willmon was named Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 2.
The Tritons continue CCAA play this weekend against Cal State East Bay. UCSD hosts the Pioneers at Triton Softball Field on Friday, Feb. 21 in a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. The series concludes on Saturday, Feb. 22 in another doubleheader with a first pitch start time of 11 a.m.