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Vander Lugt Named SBC Pitcher of the Week

Tosses two shutouts at Buzz Classic

March 5, 2007 · MT Media Relations

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee softball player Lindsey Vander Lugt has been named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week.

It is first time in four years the Blue Raiders have had Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week and it took a freshman to lead the team to the honor. The lefty hurler Vander Lugt showed flashes of future dominance at the 2007 Georgia Tech Buzz Classic and was rewarded with a spot on the Buzz Classic All-Tournament team.

Vander Lugt was the winning pitcher of record in all three of Middle Tennessee's victories at the Georgia Tech Buzz Classic. She ended the tournament with a 2.51 ERA making five appearances, in six games, starting four games, tossing four complete games and recording two shutouts. She tossed 30.2 innings surrendering just one walk, and just six total in 89.2 innings pitched, and recorded 27 strikeouts. She tossed a shutout against Wright State to start the tournament allowing just two hits and striking out two. In her second win of the tournament, Vander Lugt tossed nine innings, in the extra inning affair against Purdue, recording a season-high nine strikeouts and allowing eight hits and three earned runs. Against Morehead State, Vander Lugt had a perfect game for five and two-thirds innings before surrendering the lone hit in the game. She retired 17 consecutive Morehead State batters before allowing the hit. It was her second shutout of the tournament and she also struck out six batters.

The last time Middle Tennessee had a pitcher of the week was April 14, 2003 when Stayc Preator garnered the honor for the second time in the season.

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