Apr 30 2009
The NJCAA has announced that Seward County Lady Saints sophomore pitcher Courtney Auger has been named the National Pitcher of the Week. Auger led her Lady Saints to a 6-0 record last week to come from behind and win the Jayhawk West regular season championship. The right-hander from Edmonton, Alberta receives this honor for the third time in her career after winning the award twice last season. She posted a 4-0 record last week and also picked up a save in the Lady Saints conference championship clinching game. She is now 20-5 on the season and sports a 1.53 ERA while having struck out 218 batters in her 151 innings pitched. Auger will lead her Lady Saints into battle this weekend in Wichita for the Region VI Tournament with a bid to the national tournament on the line. Seward will see their first action of the tournament at 2:00 Saturday at Two Rivers Youth Complex and will face the winner of the opening round game between Barton County and Colby.