April 8, 2014 > Pioneer softball sweeps weekly awards
Pioneer softball sweeps weekly awards
Submitted By Scott Chisholm
Cal State East Bay softball newcomers Emily Perlich and Jaynie MacDonald were named the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Pitcher and Player of the Week on March 31, 2014, respectively. Perlich tossed the first Pioneer no-hitter since 1998 and MacDonald led the squad with her .583 batting average during a three-win weekend over Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Perlich went 2-0 against the Toros highlighted by her no-hit effort in her second start of the weekend. She faced one batter over the minimum with a third inning walk allowing the only CSUDH runner to reach base in the game. Perlich earned her third of four straight wins in the series opener on March 28th after allowing just one hit over the first five innings of work.
Perlich struck out 12 batters in 12 innings and has won her last four starts in improving her season record to 6-10 with a 3.29 earned run average. She is currently tied for fourth among CCAA players with 71 strikeouts and alone in fourth with 11 complete games thus far in 2014.
MacDonald collected at least one base hit in all four games this past weekend against Dominguez Hills. She finished 7-for-12 including three doubles and a home run while driving in five runs. MacDonald opened the series with her first three-hit game as a Pioneer. Her 3-for-3 effort, four RBI performance played a key role in the teamÕs 8-5 game one victory on March 28th.
Over the past 12 games she has raised her batting average over 80 points and is now hitting .301 on the season. MacDonald currently ranks eighth in the CCAA with 10 doubles and 15th overall with four homers this season.