St. Louis, Mo.- The Westminster baseball and softball pitchers owned the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Pitchers of the Week awards. Junior Deion Hughes and sophomore Alyson Hahn each earned the award for their performances on the mound during the week of April 20-26.
Deion Hughes, a junior from Jefferson City, Mo., helped his team move closer to a tournament berth with a complete game shutout win over MacMurray College. Hughes went seven innings, allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out six. Hughes only allowed one runner to get past second base, that coming in the final inning, and kept his shutout intact with a strikeout to end the game; stranding a runner at third. With the shutout win from the plate, he broke the Westminster career shutout record and tied the career win record. Hughes currently leads the SLIAC in both earned-run average and wins and is second in strikeouts.
Alyson Hahn, a sophomore from O'Fallon, Mo., helped her team guarantee a winning conference record this season when she notched a win over Greenville in game one of a double header. Hahn went eight innings, allowing three earned runs and just four hits while striking out five. Hahn came on in game two to pitch two more innings in relief, allowing no runs and just one hit while striking out two. On the week, Hahn finished with a 2.10 earned-run average, allowing three runs in 10 innings pitched. She recorded seven strikeouts on the week and held opponents to just five hits. This marks the fifth time this season Hahn has taken home the conference's weekly top pitching award.
- Anne Baker, Westminster College (Softball) Baker was 5-for-6 at the plate in a double header against Greenville College with two runs batted in.