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March 9, 2010

2010 Season - Ritzheimer named CCIW "Pitcher of the Week"

Pitcher Sheldon Ritzheimer (Wesclin HS, Trenton, Ill.), a junior, has been selected as the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin “Pitcher of the Week” for the week ending March 7, it was announced today. Ritzheimer was instrumental as Augustana forged a 7-2 record during the week-plus stay in Clermont, Florida.

Ritzheimer recorded a 3-0 record and came back with a 1.50 earned run average in 14 innings of work. She allowed just three earned runs and posted 11 strikeouts and walked just seven. She appeared in three games, all of them as a starter.

She started the trip with a four inning stint in an 11-2 victory over Alma. She struck out three and allowed just one run and three hits. On March 2 she worked three innings against NCAA Division II Lake Superior State as the Vikings won 9-4. Ritzheimer closed out the trip with a sterling performance against Ohio Northern, which was ranked second in NCAA Division III. She tossed a seven inning complete game, allowing just one run on six hits while striking out five and she didn’t walk a single batter.

Ritzheimer is a business and marketing major and the daughter of Randy and Ashley Ritzheimer of Trenton, Illinois.