May 4, 2009
FULLERTON, CA - A pair of complete-game victories in the circle last weekend helped Cal State Fullerton freshman righthander Krystal Heinle nab Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week honors on Monday afternoon the league office announced.
Heinle earned weekly laurels from the conference office for the first time in her collegiate career and it marked only the second weekly honor for a Titans pitcher this season after Ari Cervantes earned the award on March 16.
Heinle improved to 9-7 overall this season in the circle, allowing only four hits in two starts against visiting Cal State Northridge, including carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning of the series finale on Sunday.
She finished by allowing just one hit in game three against the Matadors, a one-out single in the seventh, while facing just four batters over the minimum and striking out four.
In the second game of the series on Saturday, Heinle allowed three runs, but gave up just three hits and struck out seven - the most since she struck out the same number on March 28 against Cal Poly.
For the weekend, Heinle posted a 1.50 ERA and held Cal State Northridge's bats to a combined .087 average in her two starts.
Cal State Fullerton returns to the diamond for its finale regular season series of the year this weekend as the Titans travel to the coast to meet UC Santa Barbara. The two teams open with a doubleheader on Friday (May 8) at 12 p.m. and conclude the series with a single game on Saturday (May 9), also at 12 p.m.