Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Gradishar earns conference honor

University of Illinois Springfield senior Heather Gradishar has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week, UIS announced Monday.

Gradishar went 3-0 with a 0.33 earned run average in wins over Rockhurst, William Jewell and Benedictine University at Springfield. She allowed one unearned run and eight hits in 21 innings, striking out 13 and walking three.

Gradishar’s ERA stands at a team-best 1.56 with 41 strikeouts, 10 walks, 42 hits and 17 runs in 671/3 innings. Her record this season is 6-4 in 14 appearances and 11 starts.

The Prairie Stars (19-11) broke their single-season record for wins Sunday. UIS is first in the GLVC West Division standings with a 12-6 conference record.

Gradishar was featured in an April 3, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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