Thursday, April 21, 2016

UIS softball pitcher Craver gets GLVC honor

University of Illinois Springfield’s Jaycee Craver was named Great Lakes Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week, becoming the first member of the Prairie Stars to be honored since 2015.

The freshman from Pekin picked up three wins this past weekend, all one-run decisions. She totaled 16 2/3 shutout innings, throwing two complete -games in 1-0 victories in the back end of doubleheaders.

She also came in relief with runners on second and third and one out in the first game against Drury and recorded a strikeout and groundout to end the inning and keep the game tied at 2.

She allowed just 12 baserunners in 16 2/3 innings, and did not allow an extra-base hit for the entire week, surrendering just seven singles.

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on April 21, 2016.

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