Nebraska senior pitcher Ashley DeBuhr and Arizona State junior hurler Katie Burkhart have been named Louisville Slugger/NFCA co-Players of the Week for the week ending Apr. 15, the association announced Wednesday. 

DeBuhr posted a perfect 3-0 mark for the Cornhuskers, including a victory over then-No. 11 Texas. Over the three games, DeBuhr allowed just four earned runs in 27 innings of work while striking out 37. 

DeBuhr opened the week with a victory over South Dakota State in which she went the distance while striking out 10. She followed that victory with an 11-strikeout win over Creighton which moved her into second on NU’s all-time strikeout chart while making her the second pitcher in school annals to strike out 200 or more in three straight seasons. 

DeBuhr capped the week by picking up a win and a save in a two-game sweep of the Longhorns. In the opening game of the twin set, she allowed just two runs while striking out 14 over 11 innings, a career high. She earned the save in the second game as she allowed just one baserunner over two innings in a combined shutout. 

Burkhart allowed two hits and struck out 26 as she helped lead No. 7 Arizona State to a perfect 3-0 week in Pac-10 play with victories over California and Stanford, who was ranked No. 17 at the time. 

Burkhart opened the week with a complete game shutout of Cal in which she relinquished a single hit and struck out 12. 

In a weekend sweep of the Cardinal, Burkhart combined to pitch 11 and two-thirds innings while giving up just a single hit and striking out 14. 

She opened the two-game Pac-10 set by hurling a second straight complete-game shutout in which she pitched six and one-third innings of no-hit softball. She closed the game with a one-hit, 10-strikeout effort as the Sun Devils won 7-0 

Burkhart hurled four and two-thirds innings in the final game of the twin bill, striking out four as ASU completed the series sweep with an 8-2 victory. 

Keep Your Coaching Pitch Perfect.

cell wade, nfca partner, nfca maxpreps, max preps, nfca partner, nfca bownet, nfca partner, nfca

For Those Who Know Even
Days Off Are Days On.

Learn About The Perks And Join NFCA Today.

Benefits Join Today