Thacker Given Picther of the Week Honor
Monday, February 25, 2008

ELMHURST, Ill.—The Summit League conference office announced on Monday that Centenary player Ryan Thacker has been named the conference’s Pitcher of the Week. It is the first time this season that Thacker has been given the award, but the sophomore received the accolade twice last year during her freshman campaign.


Thacker went 2-0 with a save last week in five appearances. She began the week with a complete game shutout victory over Louisiana Tech. She allowed only three hits in the win over the Lady Techsters and struck out six. She followed that up with six and two-thirds innings of scoreless relief against Texas State, during which she gave up only one hit. She also pitched another scoreless inning of relief against Kansas, pushing her scoreless innings streak to 15 consecutive.


Thacker concluded the week with a complete game victory over Boston University. She gave up just two runs while striking out seven on the day. She had an ERA of 2.13 for the week.


Thacker and the rest of the Ladies return to action on Tuesday with a doubleheader at Grambling beginning at 2 p.m.