USF's Sara Nevins Named Louisville Slugger Softball Division I National Player of the Week Sophomore pitcher Sara Nevins of No. 24 USF has been named the Louisville Slugger Division I National Player of the Week for games played March 5-11.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -Sophomore pitcher Sara Nevins of No. 24 USF has been named the Louisville Slugger Division I National Player of the Week for games played March 5-11.
Nevins had a tremendous week for the Bulls going 3-0 with two saves in six appearances. Through 27.1 innings of work, the Pinellas Park, Fla., native allowed no runs, just seven hits and two walks while striking out an astonishing 37 batters. She finished the week with a 0.00 ERA and an opponents' batting average of .078.
Highlighting the week for Nevins was tossing the first no-hitter of her career, and USF's first since 2004, on March 10 against Central Connecticut and then following it up with a perfect game against Toledo on March 11. The sophomore has not allowed an earned run over the past 33.2 innings and has not allowed a hit over the last 16.1.
On the year, Nevins is now 9-2 with three saves over 19 appearances with four solo shutouts and a 0.78 ERA. She also has a team-leading 94 strikeouts, just 13 walks and an opponents' batting average of .179.
The Bulls, who moved into the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll at No. 24 this week, went 6-0 last week and are now 19-4 on the year. This week, USF will play five games in the USF Invite, its final home tournament of the season. The highlight of the weekend will come on Sunday when the Bulls face No. 21 Florida State in a Top 25 match-up of in-state rivals.