Courtesy of NMSU
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A day after being named the Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week and then picking up her 11th victory of the season, New Mexico State softball pitcher Dallas McBride has been selected by College Sports Madness (CSM) as the WAC Player of the Week for the week of Apr. 6-12.
As was the case with the WAC Pitcher of the Week honor, this is the first CSM player of the week honor for the freshman left-hander.
Last week McBride went 2-0 on the week and finished with a 2.47 ERA in 11.2 innings pitched. She also held her opponents to a .220 batting average on the week. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native picked up a win over 19th-ranked Arizona State and a middle-game WAC win over Missouri-Kansas City during a three-game series to improve to a perfect 3-0 in WAC play.
McBride began the week with a relief appearance versus the top-20 Sun Devils, helping the Aggies come back for a 6-4 victory. She pitched the final 3.2 innings and only allowed Arizona State one run on four hits as she picked up her first win over a top-20 team.
In game two versus the Sun Devils, McBride game into the game in the fourth with the bases loaded and proceeded to get the final out without allowing a run to score. She also pitched a scoreless fifth inning.
She capped off the week with her 10th win of the season after starting in game two versus UMKC and getting an 8-3 decision. Other than being relieved for four batters in the fifth, she went the whole game, only allowing three runs and striking out a career-high seven batters.
McBride continued her hot streak on Tuesday, picking up a 4-2 win over I-25 rival New Mexico to improve to 11-5. She once again matched her career high of seven strikeouts.