Currie Named SEC Pitcher Of The Week
April 25, 2005
AUBURN -- Auburn sophomore Holly Currie has been named the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
Currie went 2-0 with one save and a 0.00 ERA in three appearances against LSU over the weekend. Auburn swept its first ever series from LSU.
Both of Currie's victories were two-hit shutouts, giving her six on the season. The save was her fifth of the season, extending a career-high for the Pisgah, Ala., native. For the week, she allowed just five hits, struck out nine and walked eight in 13 innings of work. LSU, which came into the series with the third-best batting average in the conference, hit just .119 against Currie.
For the season, Currie is 18-8 with a 1.96 ERA in a team-leading 36 appearances. She has struck out 199 batters, the third-best mark in Auburn history, while holding opposing batters to a .177 average. She is 10-2 at Jane B. Moore Field this season with a 1.31 ERA.
It is Currie's first ever SEC weekly honor and the second of the season for the Tigers, with Sara Dean being named SEC Player of the Week on April 4. Currie becomes the second Auburn pitcher to win the award with Kristen Keyes being named SEC Pitcher of the Week five times from 2002-04.
Currie and 21st-ranked Auburn return to action Tuesday when they host No. 16 Florida. The Tigers and Gators will square off in a doubleheader Tuesday, beginning at 5 p.m. CT., and will play the series finale Wednesday at 3 p.m.