April 9, 2018--Mount St. Mary's sophomore Amanda Berkley (Olney, Md.) has been named the Northeast Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week. Berkley went 3-0 with a 1.56 ERA in three starts last week for the Mountaineers.
Berkley tossed a pair of complete games, and held the opposition to a .227 batting average. Berkley pitched a complete game with six strikeouts in the Mount's 5-2 win over FDU. She retired 17 batters in a row during the contest. She followed by allowing one run in five innings in the Mount's 9-1 win over Saint Francis U. She opened the week by allowing one run in a complete-game win over Cornell on Wednesday. Berkley is 8-10 this season with a 3.46 ERA in 20 appearances (16 starts) with 47 strikeouts in 91.0 innings of work.
Berkley is the first Mountaineer to win NEC Pitcher of the Week honors since Nicole Pagano won the award on March 24, 2014. She joins Pagano, Maria Lutz and Jamie Fowler as the only Mount pitchers to earn an NEC Pitcher of the Week award since the Mount joined the league in 1989-90.
Mount St. Mary's is back in action on Wednesday with a 3:00 p.m. doubleheader at Bucknell.