Feb. 27, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - USD junior righthander Cassidy Coleman was named Pacific Coast Softball Conference Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday. Coleman (San Diego; Horizon Christian Academy) posted an ERA of 1.07 in four appearances at the Amy S. Harrison Classic at UC Riverside this past weekend. She went 1-2 with a save and notched a pair of 11-strikeout outings (vs. Weber State and UC Riverside).
Altogether, Coleman (3-3) threw 19.2 innings, allowing only six hits and three earned runs while recording 30 strikeouts. She allowed one hit and one walk in 6.2 scoreless innings to pick up the win in a 2-0 victory over Weber State. In that game Coleman worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam by recording back-to-back strikeouts, in the bottom of the sixth, to preserve a 2-0 lead against the Wildcats.
Coleman suffered an unfortunate 1-0 loss to Boise State on Saturday despite only allowing two hits in 6.0 IP, while striking out six. However, she came back the next day in relief with two on and no outs in the seventh inning to get the next three hitters in order, including two strikeouts, and earn the save in an 8-6 win over the Broncos.
For the season, Coleman is leading the PCSC with a 1.64 ERA in seven appearances, including six starts, while also leading the PCSC in strikeouts with 50 in 42.2 IP.
Coleman is the first Torero to earn conference player/pitcher of the week honors this season. Last year, Coleman was named co-pitcher of the week on Apr. 3, 2012.
The Toreros return to action when they host the San Diego Classic I beginning on Friday. USD will play a doubleheader against Utah State (4:30 pm) and New Mexico (7 pm) at the USD Softball Complex on Friday.
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