Ritchie Named Pitcher of the Week

By Doug Fitzgerald published March 23, 2006

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs pitcher Amanda Ritchie was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pitcher of the week, the conference announced Thursday.

Ritchie started two games for the Mountain Lions, going 14 innings, giving up just three runs while striking out 16 batters against Montana State-Billings on March 18-19.

The senior from Machesney Park, Ill., improved her season record to 8-1 with 69 strikeouts and only 13 walks in 56 innings pitched.

It was the second time this season that Ritchie was named RMAC pitcher of the week, having previously earned the honor for the week of Feb. 20-26. UCCS, which is off to a school-best 16-1 start, has now earned five player or pitcher of the week awards this season. Besides Ritchie's two awards, freshman Angie Heronema has also been named pitcher of the week while senior outfielders Brittni Carlson and Janine Ota have each been named player of the week.

Ritchie became the third Mountain Lion to be honored by the RMAC twice in the same season. Amber Colton was named pitcher of the week twice in 2005, while Crystal Krebs was tabbed player of the week twice in both 2005 and 2004.

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Crystal KrebsCrystal Krebs22IFJr.
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