May 7, 2012
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - For the second straight week, junior Whitney Tuthill of the Boston University softball team has been named America East Pitcher of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon.
Tuthill appeared in all five games for the Terriers last week and posted a 2-1 record along with a pair of saves to help BU clinch its third straight America East regular season championship. She led the team with a 2.25 ERA and struck out nine batters in 20.0 innings of work.
The Middletown, Conn., native picked up her first win of the week at Maine on Tuesday as she pitched the first 4.1 innings and allowed just one run in BU’s 5-3 victory over the Black Bears. The next day, BU traveled to Amherst, Mass., to face Massachusetts and Tuthill took the 1-0 loss.
The junior was on the mound for BU’s 6-4 victory over UMBC on Saturday. Tuthill lasted 5.0 innings and allowed three runs while striking out four batters in the Terriers 6-4 victory.
Tuthill then picked up a pair of saves in Sunday’s doubleheader against the Retrievers, as she relieved classmate Erin Schuppert in the first game to close the 9-4 victory. In the second game, she pitched the sixth, and final inning, in relief of sophomore Holli Floetker for BU to claim the 10-1 victory.
The junior concludes the regular season with a 13-5 record on the mound and 2.29 ERA. She was also named America East Pitcher of the Week on April 30.
BU earned the No. 1 seed and home field advantage in the America East Tournament and will begin its quest for the crown on Thursday, May 10, against No. 4 Maine. First pitch if scheduled for 1 p.m.