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Former Bulldog named Heart Conference Pitcher of the Week

Former Alhambra pitcher and current Central Methodist University right hander Erin Enke was named Heart of America Conference Pitcher of the Week after earning two complete game wins and a save. (CMU SPORTS INFORMATION / Courtesy)
Former Alhambra pitcher and current Central Methodist University right hander Erin Enke was named Heart of America Conference Pitcher of the week after earning two complete game wins and a save. (CMU SPORTS INFORMATION / Courtesy)

By GERARDO RECINOS
Martinez Tribune

A few weeks ago, we highlighted the efforts of former Alhambra Bulldog Erin Enke. The current Central Methodist pitcher had turned around her season after a slow start and we told you guys to take notice.

Now it seems like the rest of the Heart of America Athletic Conference is seeing what we all did: Enke is throwing lights out.

“I am proud of Erin (Enke) and her efforts this week, but more so for taking a slow start to the season and a challenge from me to be one of the best pitchers in the conference,” said CMU head softball coach Pat Reardon told CMUEagles.com. “I only look for great things ahead for her!”

Most recently the former Bulldog has only allowed two unearned runs in her last three appearances. Two of those appearances were complete game shutouts. The first came against Park University-Missouri in which the Eagles right-hander allowed five hits and stuck out four hitters in her shutout.

In her win over Hannibal-LaGrange Enke again went seven innings, but threw her most dominating performance of the year.

She only allowed three hits but struck out 12 hitters. She only faced four hitters above the minimum in her seventh win of the season.

Enke even got her first save of the season in the next game against LaGrange, throwing 2/3 of an inning. She struck out the only two hitters to preserve the 3-2 win for Central Methodist.

After starting off the season slowly, Enke has been money for coach Pat Reardon. She has improved to a 7-4 record and a 2.16 ERA.

During her time at Alhambra Enke was a two-time Most Valuable Pitcher, and won two North Coast Section titles, a Division III title in her freshman year, and a Division II title in her senior year.

She was 55-7 in her four years at Alhambra, with a 1.10 ERA.

About Gerardo Recinos

Gerardo Recinos is a journalist currently living in Concord, Calif. He is a recent graduate of San Francisco State University, with a degree in Journalism (History minor). Gerardo covers sports throughout Martinez and Pleasant Hill. It's his lifelong mission to get people in the U.S. to stop calling football "soccer," and to call American football "handegg."

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