For the second time in her career, Maddie Holub has been named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II National Pitcher of the Week, announced on Wednesday, March 13. This comes on the heels of being named both the MIAA Pitcher and Hitter of the Week on Tuesday, March 12. She also received this honor last year as a junior on April 25, 2012.
Last week in Florida, Holub improved to 7-0 overall on the season by going 4-0 for FHSU in her four starts. She had four complete games and averaged 11.5 strikeouts per seven innings and 1.6 per inning. She was the winner for FHSU over two nationally ranked opponents, No. 11 Tampa on its home field and No. 24 Winona State. She did not allow an earned run in her first 40 innings of the season until allowing just one against Wayne State in a 2-1 win in eight innings. Against Tampa, she won a match-up between two of the premier strikeout pitchers in Division II with 11 strikeouts and just three hits allowed, while her counterpart Kayla Cox had 19 strikeouts in the game, but FHSU won 1-0. She also won 1-0 against University of Mary with 12 strikeouts and just two hits allowed. Against Wayne State, she struck out 10 in an eight-inning game. Against No. 24 Winona State, she struck out 13, allowing four hits and just two runs in a 12-2 win. Holub has reached double figures in strikeouts in all seven of her starts this year and averages 12.2 per seven innings. Her season ERA was at 0.41 following the week in Florida.
-FHSU Sports Information-