April 16, 2013

Melissa DellaTorre Named NESCAC Pitcher of the Week

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Junior Melissa DellaTorre (Scarborough, Maine) has earned NESCAC honors as Pitcher of the Week following a two-win weekend against Colby.

DellaTorre allowed just one earned run in 12.0 innings pitched. She tossed a complete-game shutout with seven strikeouts in a 4-0 win over Colby on Saturday before collecting another win against the Mules on Sunday, scattering four hits and permitting a single run in a 11-1 victory.

The junior pitcher boasts a 1.76 career ERA, ranking her fourth all-time at Bowdoin. Her 1.50 ERA this spring places her second in the conference rankings. With eight wins this season, she stands as the third-most winning pitcher in Bowdoin history with 32. Her 302 career strikeouts also sit third all-time in program history.

The Polar Bears have won five straight games and look to tack on more as they host UMaine Farmington in a Tuesday afternoon double-header beginning at 3:30 p.m.