HADLEY, Mass. – Amherst College senior Jackie Buechler was named the NESCAC Pitcher of the Week in softball as announced by the league office Monday.
Buechler was terrific in the circle for Amherst, helping the Mammoths to a 5-0 record during the week which featured a double header sweep of Smith College, and a three-game sweep of NESCAC and Little III rival Wesleyan University. This is Buechler's first weekly honor of the 2017 season.
Buechler pitched Amherst to a 2-1 win over Smith in game of the twinbill, tossing 4.0 innings and striking out five batters. She scattered just three hits in the no decision. In game one of the Mammoths' double header against Wesleyan, the San Diego, Calif. native notched 7.0 innings of shutout softball allowing just one hit while fanning five more batters in a 1-0 win.
Amherst returns to action Wednesday, April 19 when it hosts Keene State College in double header action beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Amherst Softball Field.