ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Creighton softball junior Becca Changstrom claimed
Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Pitcher of the Week honors for the second time
in three weeks after recording a pair of complete-game shutout wins at the
Rebel Spring Games last weekend.
the fourth career MVC Pitcher of the Week accolade for Changstrom she earned
the honor two weeks ago after her performance at the Central Arkansas
Tournament. Previously she won a single conference weekly honor in each of the
past two seasons. The weekly award is the second of the season for Changstrom
and the Bluejays. Creighton players won a total four weekly honors in 2012.
also marks the third straight week that the Valley recognized Changstrom. Last
week she claimed MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week accolades after a solid
weekend at the UT Arlington Maverick Invitational.
continued her dominance in the circle last weekend with two shutout
complete-game wins at the Rebel Spring Games to go 2-0 on the weekend. She
posted a perfect 0.00 ERA through two games allowing a total of six hits in two
Saturday, Changstrom kept Saint Francis off the scoreboard in the Bluejays'
tournament-opening 2-0 win. The right-hander allowed four hits to the Red Flash while
racking up eight strikeouts and yielding one walk.
Butler on Sunday the Lincoln, Neb., native notched a two-hitter. Changstrom charted
10 strikeouts and did not surrender a base on balls in a 3-0 victory over the Bulldogs.
weekend she held opposing batters to just a .122 clip at the plate. In 2013
opposing batters are hitting just .194 against Changstrom, a mark that leads
improved to 7-3 overall this season with the victories. She also boasts the
Bluejays' only save this season.
appearances that include over 66 innings of work, Changstrom's 1.69 ERA leads
the MVC. Her 78 strikeouts this season is tied for the Valley lead while she
claims sole possession of first in the MVC at 8.23 strikeouts per game.
season Changstrom has notched 10 K's or more on three different occasions. The
rest of the league owns just four outings total with 10 or more strikeouts. No
other MVC pitcher can claim more than one such effort in 2013.
Creighton resumes play at the Rebel Spring Games beginning at 2 p.m. CT Tuesday
with a contest against Youngstown State before battling Fairleigh Dickinson in
the second game of a doubleheader slated for 4 p.m.
SB: Providence at Creighton (5/3/14)
SB: DePaul at Creighton (4/18/14)
Creighton meets Villanova in a 16 inning thriller on the softball diamond.