Colton Named Pitcher of the Week

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 6, 2005

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs right-hander Amber Colton was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday.

Colton recorded a 3-0 mark during the week of March 29-April 3, including the third no-hitter in UCCS history. The no-hitter occurred on Sun., April 3rd in a 9-0 victory over conference foe Nebraska-Kearney. She struck out eight Lopers and did not allow a walk in the game. It was the first no-hitter at UCCS since Kelly Wagner accomplished the feat on March 20, 1999.

During Colton's three victories (one vs. Regis and two vs. UNK), she allowed only 14 hits and one walk while striking out 17 in 19.1 innings of work (2.53 ERA).

Also announced were the RMAC Players and Players of the Week for the season to date. Because of commitments with winter sports playoffs, the conference did not produce weekly releases prior to Wednesday. Other Mountain Lions honored were:

Brittni Carlson, player of the week for Feb. 7-13
Crystal Krebs, player of the week for March 7-13
Crystal Krebs, player of the week for March 21-27
Amber Colton, pitcher of the week for Feb. 7-13

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