March 6, 2007
PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Notre Dame’s softball team (7-7), after the third weekend of action, had a pair of players named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll, the conference office announced this morning, March 6.
Sophomore pitcher Brittney Bargar (Corona, Calif./Corona) continued the great start to her season by winning two more games at the Crispers/JU Invitational. Bargar started her weekend by pitching a complete game with six strikeouts and no earned runs allowed against Virginia on March 2. She followed it up the following evening, March 3, going 5 2/3 with only one earned run allowed in a win against the same Cavaliers team. Bargar complete her weekend taking the tough 1-0 loss to No. 9 Michigan. On the week, the right-handed pitcher started three games, pitched 18.2 innings with 15 strikeouts and an earned-run average (ERA) of 0.75. Bargar is now 6-3 on the year with an ERA of 1.87.
Sophomore second baseman Linda Kohan (Westminster, Calif./Westminster) spearheaded the offensive attack and was a large reason the Irish went 3-1 at the Crispers/JU Invitational. Kohan began her week by driving-in the first run of the game with a double against Virginia (3/2). That same game, she also would come in to score the eventual winning-run on the double by sophomore teammate Erin Glasco (Johnston City, Ill./Johnston City). In her second game of the evening, against host school Jacksonville, Kohan was one-for-two with a walk, a run scored and two RBI on a double. The following day, the second baseman, went two-for-three with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the second game against Virginia. In Notre Dame’s final game of the week, Kohan had the lone Irish hit against No. 9 Michigan (3/4). For the week, Kohan was five-for-12 (.417) with four doubles, three runs scored, four RBI, a walk and a hit in each game of the tournament.
Katie Sheaks of DePaul was named the league’s Player of the Week, while teammate Tracie Adix was honored as the conference’s Pitcher of the Week.
Joining Bargar and Kohan on the Honor Roll were Catherine Bishop (Louisville), Holly Calcagno (Connecticut) and Audrey Reardon (Louisville).
Notre Dame returns to the field this weekend and heads to Long Beach, Calif. to participate in the Long Beach Invitational. The Irish will play a pair of games on the final day of the tournament, March 11, taking on Eastern Kentucky (2:30 p.m. (PT)) and No. 12/15 UCLA (5:00 p.m. (PT))