March 10, 2008
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -
Junior Brittney Bargar was named the BIG EAST Conference's Pitcher of the Week on Monday after recently earning three wins from the circle for the University of Notre Dame softball team.
The Corona, Calif., native made five appearances for the Irish this past week, logging 25.1 innings of work while posting a 0.55 ERA over that stretch.
During that time she fanned 21 batters, issued three walks, and gave up only two earned runs. Bargar tossed a one-hitter against Long Beach State (March 7) but did not get the run support needed to earn the win in Notre Dame's 1-0 loss. One day later she out-dueled No. 24 Virginia Tech and its ace pitcher, Angela Tincher, by giving up only one run on six hits with four strikeouts in the winning effort.
She also checked in for the Irish against No. 2 UCLA to turn in a shutout relief performance.
Bargar leads the Irish pitching corps with an 8-5 record and a 1.00 ERA that ranks second among league tossers. She has pitched 77.1 innings and has held opponents to a .203 batting average. A mere eleven of the 23 runs scored by opposing teams while facing Bargar this season have been earned.
She was named to the league's Honor Roll on Feb. 18.