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Smith Nabs Pitcher of the Week Honor

March 29, 2010  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Tiffani Smith was named the Big South Pitcher of the Week for the week ending March 28, the league announced today.

Tiffani Smith was named the Big South Pitcher of the Week for the week ending March 28, the league announced today.

Lady Flame Tiffani Smith has been named the Big South's The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week for games played March 22-28, the league announced today.

The honor marks Smith's first of the year, after picking up two Pitcher of the Week awards and being named to the 2009 Big South all-conference first team, last season.

Smith went 2-0 in the circle last week, picking up wins over conference rival Radford and on the road against Virginia. She tallied a 0.82 ERA and fanned 12 batters in 11 innings of work, allowing just one earned run and two walks.

The 9-1 victory over Radford marked the Highlanders' first conference loss of the season, as Smith gave up three hits in five innings, allowing just one earned run and recording six strikeouts. Against the Virginia team that recently defeated No. 2 Arizona State, Smith threw six innings with no earned runs, giving up four hits and striking out six batters in the 6-4 victory.

Smith, a junior from Hanover, Pa., is 8-3 on the year and ranks third among Big South pitchers with 85 total strikeouts.

The Lady Flames are back in action this weekend, hosting Big South opponent Winthrop in a three-game series on April 2 and 3.