Lock Haven junior pitcher Kristin Erb has been named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II National Player of the Week for the week ending March 23, it was announced on Wednesday.
Erb, a native of Reading, Pa., went 4-0 at the Salem Tournament in Salem, Va., from Thursday through Saturday of last week. She tossed four complete games, allowing three earned runs and struck out 46 opposing batters over her 28 innings in the circle.
In her first appearance of the weekend, Erb posted 13 strikeouts in a seven-inning complete-game 11-2 win over Gannon. She pitched a pair of seven-inning contests the following day, posting a season-high 14 strikeouts in a 2-1 victory over St. Joseph’s while holding the opposition to just two hits and not allowing a walk. In the nightcap against Northwood, Erb twirled a four-hit shutout, striking out 10 and again not allowing a walk in the game.
The weekend finale against then-No. 7 Grand Valley State saw another complete-game seven-inning shutout for Erb, this time a nine-strikeout, four-hit performance.
For the week, Erb posted a 4-0 record with two shutouts, four complete games, 46 strikeouts and just three walks. She also earned Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week honors for her efforts.
Lock Haven is tied for fourth in today’s NFCA Division II Top 25 poll.