Kassie Howard

Kassie Howard

SAA Softball Pitcher of the Week - Kassie Howard of Berry

Improving to a perfect 9-0 on the season in the circle, Kassie Howard led the Berry College softball team to a 3-1 week. Howard tossed all seven innings in the Vikings' 3-0 victory over Claremont-M-S on Tuesday, allowing only four hits and no runs, while striking out four in the contest. She then added five innings in the circle for Berry against Pomona-Pitzer on Wednesday, allowing only one hit, while striking out five enroute to the 5-0 victory. On the week, Howard boasted a perfect 0.00 ERA, while holding her opponents to a mere .122 batting average. She added nine strikeouts and allowed only five hits in her 12 innings of work as well. Howard currently ranks in the top five in all pitching categories in the conference, including ERA (1.07), wins (9), strikeouts (75) and saves (1). Behind Kassie, the No. 1-ranked Vikings are now 21-1 on the season, their best start in program history.