PORTLAND, Ore. - Saint Mary's junior pitcher Jessica Lemmon has been named the Pacific Coast Softball Conference Coastal Division Pitcher of the Week, as announced by the conference office Tuesday. This is the first PCSC Pitcher of the Week award of her career.
Lemmon finished the PCSC CrossOver Tournament this past weekend with a 2-0 record and a save, while allowing four hits and one run in 11.2 innings pitched. The Castro Valley, Calif. native had a 0.60 ERA in four appearances and held opposing batters to a .100 batting average.
Highlighting the weekend for Lemmon was a two-hit complete game win over perennial PCSC power Portland State on Sunday. Lemmon had a no-hitter going after five innings against the Vikings, only to be broken up on a solo home run in the top of sixth. The solo blast was the only run allowed by the junior all weekend. She also struck out five and walked two batters against Portland State.
Lemmon also got the win on Saturday against Seattle after entering a tie ball game in the bottom of the sixth inning and not allowing a hit or a run in two innings of work.
In Saint Mary's first game of the weekend on Saturday against Northern Colorado, Lemmon got the save after entering the game in the top of the fifth with the Gaels leading 1-0. Lemmon pitched the final 2.2 innings and held the Bears scoreless.
SMC will return to action this weekend when they travel to Fort Collins, Colo. to take part in the Colorado State Classic.