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UH’s Hitchcock named Big West Pitcher of the Week

    Hawaii starting pitcher/relief pitcher Brittany Hitchcock (7) delivers in the first inning of a college softball game between the Cal Bears and the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Wahine Softball Stadium in Honolulu.

University of Hawaii freshman Brittany Hitchcock was named the Big West softball Pitcher of the Week on Monday after going 3-0 in the Outrigger Resorts Spring Fling Tournament.

Hitchcock posted a 0.69 earned run average while throwing 20 1/3 innings in four appearances and finished with13 strikeouts against four walks and was named the tournament’s most valuable pitcher.

The right-hander threw 4 1/2 innings of relief to earn the win in UH’s 8-7 comeback win over Longwood last Thursday then turned in complete-game victories against Oregon State on Friday and Utah on Sunday.

She struck out six and walked two while scattering seven hits in UH’s 4-1 win over OSU. She then held Utah to one hit over the final five innings and retired 12 consecutive hitters from the third through sixth innings in a 5-1 win on Sunday.

Hitchcock (7-3, 2.71) also had three strikeouts while throwing the first two innings of UH’s win over East Carolina in the tournament finale.

UH (16-9) faces East Carolina (7-14) again on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium and open the Hawaii Pacific Health Rainbow Wahine Classic on Wednesday against Western Illinois.

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