April 23, 2012

Leah Bry Named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Sophomore Leah Bry, who pitched in six games in six days and led Butler to four victories, has been named Horizon League Softball Pitcher of the Week for the period of April 16-22.  She’s the third Butler pitcher to be honored this spring.

Bry started six consecutive Horizon League games during the week and helped Butler to four victories.  She was the winning pitcher in all three games of Butler’s series’ sweep of Detroit, and she picked up a fourth victory over Wright State.  She pitched 34 innings in the six outings and compiled a 1.59 earned run average with 37 strikeouts.

The second-year pitcher began the week with a complete-game victory over Wright State.  She limited the Raiders to a single run on eight hits, while striking out nine in a 5-1 Butler win.

Bry then came back on the weekend with three straight solid performances against Detroit.  She gave up just eight hits in 16 innings against the Titans and recorded 20 strikeouts.  The Butler right-hander allowed just two earned runs in the three games.

Butler senior Breanna Fisher was chosen as Horizon League Pitcher of the Week on March 6, while junior Jenny Esparza was tabbed as the league Pitcher of the Week on April 2.

The Bulldogs will visit league-leading Valparaiso for a three-game series on Wednesday and Thursday, April 25-26.  The two teams will open the series with a doubleheader on Wednesday, beginning at 3 p.m. (CT).