Special to the Leader & Times
For the second straight week, Seward County sophomore pitcher Katelyn Craker has been named the KJCCC Pitcher of the Week as announced by the league on Wednesday.
Craker was 4-0 for Seward last week, throwing 28 1/3 innings and striking out 33 opposing batters. She posted a 1.48 ERA and allowed less than a hit per inning. Tuesday against Pratt she went the distance in an 11-2 Seward win, striking out seven in the process.
Wednesday against Frank Phillips she again went all seven innings for the Lady Saints, allowing just four hits and one unearned run in a 4-1 Seward win.
Friday against Ranger she tossed a gem, throwing a complete game, two-hit shutout while striking out a career high 14. Later in the day, she came in in relief and picked up the win against Seminole State.
She is now 6-0 overall on the season with a 2.14 ERA. Craker has struck out a team high 50 opposing batters in 39 1/3 innings of work.
Craker and the Lady Saints are back in action today at Lady Saints Field in Liberal as they take on undefeated Northern Oklahoma-Enid at 2 p.m. in a double header.