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March 6, 2012

2012 Season - Hintz grabs CCIW "Pitcher of the Week" award

Sophomore Sarah Hintz was named the "Pitcher of the Week" in the CCIW after she went 6-0 with a 1.58 earned run average after the Vikings went 8-2 on their spring break trip in Clermont, Florida.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Augustana sophomore Sarah Hintz (LeRoy HS, LeRoy, Ill.) has gotten off to a tremendous start in softball and has been named the "Pitcher of the Week" in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. She was a perfect 6-0 during the Vikings recent spring-break trip to Clermont, Florida.

She appeared in seven games down in Florida and had six victories against no defeats. She finished the week with a sterling 1.58 earned run average and was actually only scored upon in one of her seven outings. Hintz tossed one-hitters against Michigan-Dearborn on February 24, a 15-0 win, and against Capital on March 1 in a game where the Vikings lost 2-1 but Hintz did not figure into the decision. The only game where she gave up any runs was in a 12-11 victory against Hanover on March 1.

She struck out eight in an 8-0 win over SUNY-Canton on February 29. Hintz finished the trip with a 1.58 earned run average and had 28 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings of work while walking just seven. Opponents are batting just .149 against her with 14 hits in 94 at-bats.