Denney named SL Pitcher of the Week

Erica Denney

Erica Denney

South Dakota senior pitcher Erica Denney was named the Summit League’s Pitcher of the Week in a release by the league on Monday. It is the first SL Pitcher of the Week honor for Denney, who was named Great West Pitcher of the Week once previously.

Denney struck out six batters in her team’s 5-1 series opening victory against North Dakota State on Friday. She allowed only three hits and one unearned run in the complete game effort. The Coyotes were the only league team to beat the Bison in the regular season and snapped a 15-game NDSU winning streak.

Denney and the ‘Yotes will be participating in their first-ever Summit League Softball Championship beginning on Thursday. USD will open with a 4 p.m. game against Fort Wayne.

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