Breanna Fisher Named Softball Pitcher of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Senior Breanna Fisher, who helped Butler to a second place finish at the Arkansas Woo Pig Classic, has been named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week for the week of Feb. 27-March 4.  She’s the first Butler player to be honored this spring.

Fisher didn’t allow an earned run in nine innings of work at the four-team Arkansas tournament.  She pitched four shutout innings as the starter in Butler’s 3-0 victory over Drake in the Bulldogs’ third game in the tournament, and then she pitched the first five innings of the tournament championship game, won by host Arkansas in extra innings.

The Butler righthander, who blanked Drake on three hits, allowed just nine total hits and three unearned runs in her two games on the mound.  She had five strikeouts and finished the tournament with a 1-0 record.

Fisher has not allowed an earned run in 14.2 innings of work this season.

Butler will begin a stretch of nine games in California with contests against San Diego State and Oregon at the 2012 Bayer CropScience Classic on Friday, March 9.  The three-day tournament will conclude on Sunday, March 11.  The Bulldogs will conclude their west coast trip with four games in Fresno, Calif., on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13-14.