Courtesy of NMSU
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State softball right-hand pitcher Karysta Donisthorpe has been named this week’s College Sports Madness Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the entity announced Tuesday.
Donisthorpe is the sixth different Aggie to be honored by CSM as its conference player of the week this season. She was also awarded the WAC Pitcher of the Week by the conference on Monday, her fourth such award this year and fifth in her NM State career.
The redshirt junior from Farmington, N.M., pitched the second game of the doubleheader against I-10 rival UTEP last week, going the distance to collect her 20th win of the season.
She only allowed one run for a 1.00 ERA in the complete-game win over the Miners. She was perfect through the first three innings before giving up UTEP’s first hit in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Donisthorpe, who held the Miners to a .192 batting average in the game, allowed the one run on five hits while striking out eight and issuing just one walk. With the win, she improved to 20-4 on the season, tied for the fifth-most wins in a season in program history.
The Aggies, who won the WAC regular-season championship, now prepare to host the 2015 WAC Tournament at the NM State Softball Complex beginning Thursday. NM State’s first game will be on Thursday at 4 p.m. versus the winner of the Seattle U-Utah Valley contest earlier in the day.
The tournament will run through Saturday when the championship game will be played. Tickets are now on sale online at www.ticketmaster.com, at the NM State Ticket Office in front of the Pan American Center, by phone at 575-646-1420 or at the softball complex during the tournament.
Tickets are sold as an all-session pass, which allows fans access to all three days of the tournament and all eight (or nine) games, or as single-day passes which allow fans access to that day’s games. All-session passes are $25 for adults and $10 for youth (18 & under) and WAC students. Single-day passes are $12 for adults and $5 for youth and WAC students.