Elisabeth Schaffer Earns Third-Straight NECC Softball Pitcher of the Week Nod

Elisabeth Schaffer Earns Third-Straight NECC Softball Pitcher of the Week Nod

MARSHFIELD, Mass.- Junior Elisabeth Schaffer (Benton, Pa.) of the Eastern Nazarene College softball team has been named the New England Collegiate Conference Pitcher of the Week for the third week in a row, announced the league office Monday.

Schaffer tossed a pair of complete games in the pitcher's circle to lead the Lions to a doubleheader-sweep at Dean.

In game one of the twinbill, she racked up 14 strikeouts while surrendering just two hits as Eastern Nazarene edged Dean 1-0.

Schaffer capped off the series with an 11-strikeout effort in her sixth-consecutive complete game as the Lions downed Dean 12-3.

On the season, Schaffer sports a 13-4 record with 153 strikeouts with 16 complete games and a 1.74 earned-run average.

Eastern Nazarene boasts a 16-10 overall record and sits atop the New England Collegiate Conference with a 7-1 mark in league play. The Lions return to the diamond April 17 on the road at Newbury.