Bausher collects sixth Rookie of the Week award
BETHLEHEM,, Pa. – Lehigh freshman pitcher Emily Bausher continued her outstanding rookie season, earning a league-record sixth Patriot League Rookie of the Week award, announced Monday. Bausher earned wins in both of her starts last week, a 3-1 win over Princeton Wednesday and a five-inning one-hitter in the Mountain Hawks’ 10-0 win over Colgate on Saturday.
Against Princeton, Bausher allowed five hits, though the Tigers only managed one unearned run in the contest. She struck out five Tigers in five innings of work to earn the victory in game one of a doubleheader.
On Saturday, Bausher helped Lehigh to another doubleheader sweep by pitching five shutout innings in the second game against the rival Raiders. She surrendered just one hit and struck out eight of the 18 batters she faced as Lehigh earned the 10-0 win in five innings to move to 32-16 overall and 13-1 in league games.
The New Egypt, N.J. native is now 15-9 on the season with 15 complete games, five solo shutouts and a Patriot League-leading 1.52 ERA. Against league opponents she is 6-1 with a miniscule 0.39 ERA. Bausher leads the Mountain Hawks in wins and strikeouts (167) as well as innings pitched (143). She threw a no-hitter against South Dakota on March 4, and has added three complete-game one-hit shutouts this season.
Bausher also helped her own cause at the plate last week, going 1-for-5 with a triple, RBI and two runs scored in the two contests.
Bausher and the Mountain Hawks return to action Wednesday, as they conclude their series with Colgate after Sunday’s games were postponed due to weather. First pitch of game one is set for 1 p.m. from Kaufman Field with audio coverage online at Lehighsports.com.
Story by Gordon Stevenson ‘12