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Parker earns second-straight A-Sun Athlete of the Week

Monday, April 08, 2013
by Mark McGee

MACON, Ga. – Lipscomb's Heather Parker collected her second career Atlantic Sun weekly softball honor as Pitcher of the Week after leading the Lady Bisons to two shutout wins in conference action this weekend.

Parker, a junior right-hander, gave up only one hit in each game, winning 8-0  Saturday and 7-0 Sunday. The Lady Bisons did not allow a run against ETSU in the three-game series in Johnson City. Tanner Sanders pitched the opening game and won 2-0.

It was the second week in a row that Parker has earned A-Sun Pitcher of the Week honors.

She collected 16 strikeouts in three appearances for the week including an outing against UAB. She had eight strikeouts in game three against ETSU, one short of tying her season high.

For the week Parker was 2-1, losing 1-0 at UAB.

Parker, from Pleasant Grove, Ala., posted a 0.497 earned run average for the week. She has three shutouts and a 2.31 ERA for the season.