Rebecca Taylor Named UAA Pitcher of the Week

Rebecca Taylor (photo by Ryan Baker)
Rebecca Taylor (photo by Ryan Baker)

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Case Western Reserve University sophomore pitcher Rebecca Taylor (Greensburg, Pa./Greater Latrobe) has been named the University Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week for the first time this season and fourth time in her career, announced the league office on Monday.

During a 4-0 week for the Spartans (20-13), Taylor was 2-0 with a 2.00 earned run average and 14 strikeouts in 14 innings pitched. The right-hander recorded her 14th and 15th complete games of the season and now has 25 strikeouts versus just five earned runs in her last 21 innings of work.

This season, Taylor (15-10/3.58 ERA) leads the Association with 142 strikeouts and ranks second with 137 innings pitched.

For her career, the second-year right-hander already ranks second in school history in strikeouts (321), tied for third in shutouts (6), fourth in wins (35) and fifth in complete games (40).

The Spartans are red hot with seven wins in a row and 11 victories in their last 12 contests. The team will continue its season-long home stand on Thursday, April 25 versus cross-town rival Baldwin Wallace University.