Ritchie Gets Third Pitcher of the Week Award

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 6, 2006

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

Ritchie became the first UCCS athlete in any sport to be named RMAC player of the week three times in a single season.

Ritchie came away from the week of March 27- April 2 with three wins in four appearances. Her 12-strikeout performance against Mesa State on April 2 gave her four of the top eight single-game strikeout performances in school history. Ritchie has struck out 14 batters in a game twice this season and 12 on one other occasion. Former UCCS stars Amber Colton (three times) and Kelly Wagner also struck out 12 batters in a game.

Ritchie has now pitched complete games in all 13 of her starts this season, the most recent two coming this past weekend against Mesa State.

She currently posts a 2.06 ERA for the season as a starter and 2.45 overall. Her 118 strikeouts this season is already fourth-best on the UCCS single-season list.

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