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Creighton’s Miller named Big East Pitcher of the Week | KTIC Radio

Creighton’s Miller named Big East Pitcher of the Week

Creighton’s Miller named Big East Pitcher of the Week

OMAHA, Neb. — Creighton softball’s Kiele Miller earned BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week honors, while Sam Alm claimed a spot on the weekly honor roll, the league announced on Monday morning.

Miller pitched a three-hit shutout on Friday during the Bluejays’ first game of their series against Butler. The Dripping Springs, Texas native strikeout 10 batters during 7.0 innings of work — her longest outing since March 17 against South Dakota State. She tallied her third shutout of the season and seventh career game with 10 or more strikeouts.

This week’s accolade marks Miller’s third pitcher of the week honor this season.

Alm helped Creighton earn a doubleheader sweep of Butler with a walk-off infield single during the second game of the day on Friday. The freshman finished the contest 3-for-4 with a double, run scored and her game-winning RBI. She ended Friday’s pair of games by going 4-for-6 with two doubles, two runs scored and one RBI. Alm also walked during the series finale on Saturday to finish the weekend with a .625 on-base percentage.

Creighton continues its season with a nonconference doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at South Dakota State. First pitch for the opening game of the doubleheader is scheduled for 2 p.m.

The Bluejays resume BIG EAST play on Saturday and Sunday in Chicago against DePaul. Creighton owns a 5-10 record during league action and is sixth in the BIG EAST standings. The top four teams in the final regular-season standings qualify for the BIG EAST Softball Championship which is scheduled for May 10-11 in Rosemont, Illinois.

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