Fort Hays State senior Maddie Holub was named the MIAA Softball Pitcher of the Week for the third time this season after her efforts this past week against Newman, Emporia State, and Washburn. She also earned the honor this year on February 12 and this past week on March 12. She was also the MIAA Hitter of the Week on March 12, giving her four conference player of the week honors so far this season.
Holub went 3-0 last week in the pitching circle, moving to 10-0 overall for the season. For the week, she had a 0.69 ERA and .076 batting average allowed to opponents in 20.1 innings pitched, making five appearances. She recorded her second save of the season to help FHSU post the first doubleheader sweep of Emporia State by any opponent in Emporia since 2002. Holub averaged 12.1 strikeouts per seven innings for the week. She had a complete game at Emporia State, striking out 10 and allowing just two hits in a 7-1 win.
In the second game against ESU, FHSU held a 4-3 lead when she entered in the sixth with runners at second and third with one out. She got a pop up and strike out to end the threat and then went on to strike out two more in the seventh for her second save of the season.
At Washburn, she pitched just six innings in her start when she was replaced with FHSU leading big going into the bottom of the seventh. She allowed just one hit to Washburn and struck out 13, averaging just over two per inning.
Earlier in the week at Newman, she pitched the final 3.2 innings of the first contest to earn a win in relief, striking out seven and allowing just one hit in a 5-4, 8-inning win. She started the second game at Newman going 2.0 innings with no hits and two strikeouts, but was replaced for rest once FHSU took a sizable advantage early.
-FHSU Sports Information-