Burke named NAC Pitcher of the Week

Burke named NAC Pitcher of the Week

WAUKESHA, Wis. - Senior pitcher Danielle Burke earned her first Northern Athletics Conference Pitcher of the Week honor for the 2012 season, the league office announced Monday night.

The right-hander earned three complete-game victories in the circle for the Falcons (10-01, 5-1 NAC) last week. She struck out 12 batters and held Maranatha Baptist Bible College to just two hits in a shutout victory last Tuesday. Burke then shutout, allowed three hits and struck out four against Concordia University Chicago on Saturday before defeating Benedictine University with three strikeouts.

The Burlington, Wis., native finished the week with 19 strikeouts, a 0.41 ERA in three complete game performances. She allowed nine hits and gave up just one earned run. The NAC honor was the second of her career.

She was also named CUW Player of the Week, sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

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