Feb 12, 2024

🥎FHSU's Egger Named MIAA Softball Pitcher of the Week

Posted Feb 12, 2024 11:07 PM

FHSU Athletics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Savanah Egger of Fort Hays State was named the MIAA Softball Pitcher of the Week on Monday (Feb. 12).

Egger had a strong first week in the pitching circle, going 2-0 with a pair of complete-game wins over Midwestern State and Cameron.

The MIAA leader in shutouts a season ago, Egger had a pair of big performances in the pitching circle to help the Tigers to their first 4-0 start since the 2013 season.

She allowed just one earned run over 14.0 innings of work and posted her first shutout of the season in a 1-0 win against Cameron to cap the Tigers' perfect weekend.

Egger had an 8.0 strikeouts per seven innings rate for the week, striking out a total of 16 batters for the week. She had eight strikeouts in each of her complete-game wins.

In the win over Midwestern State, Egger held the Mustangs hitless for 3.2 innings and went on to allow just four hits in the contest.

Navigating some errors in the game, she allowed her only earned run of the weekend in the sixth inning.

She closed the door on a one-run win for the Tigers in the seventh inning, retiring the MSU side in order.

Egger backed that performance with her first shutout of the season in a tight 1-0 win over Cameron.

A first-inning run by the Tigers was enough for Egger as she limited the Aggies to just two hits. She held Cameron without a hit over the final four innings and retired the final eight batters she faced in the game. Egger finished with an 0.50 ERA and 0.57 WHIP for the week, while holding opponents to a .122 batting average.

Complementing Egger with a big week in the pitching circle was teammate Morgan Schmidt, who nearly matched Egger's weekly production in several categories, also picking up a pair of complete-game wins.

Schmidt also had a complete-game shutout, but did not allow an earned run for the week. She finished with 12 strikeouts in 12 innings pitched (7.0 strikeouts per 7 innings rate).

She surrendered six hits and walked six, holding opponents to a batting average of .136 for the week. Schmidt and Egger combined to produce a 0.27 team ERA for the week.