March 22, 2001


Union Softball Player Receives National Honor

Jackson, TN—Union’s Rachel Murray was named the NAIA National Pitcher of the Week. Murray, a junior from Herrin, IL, went 4-0 last week as she helped the Lady Bulldogs improve their record to 24-2 on the season. She allowed only six hits in 26 innings pitched, recorded 36 strikeouts and gave up no runs as she pitched four complete game shutouts. Murray tossed two no-hitters, the first against Bethel College, TN in a 8-0 win and the second came against No. 13 ranked Spring Hill College, AL in a 2-0 victory.

On the season, Murray has and ERA of 0.39 in 89.0 innings pitched. She has recorded 137 strikeouts and only 14 walks. Opposing hitters are a hitting just .084 against Murray this season.

The Lady Bulldogs are currently 24-2 overall and 4-0 in the TranSouth Conference and have moved up to the No. 4 spot in the latest NAIA poll. Union will play host to No. 14 Athens State University, AL today at 2:00 PM. Union has split the two games with Athens State this season. Then Union will host conference opponent Lee University on Saturday at 12:00 Noon.



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