Berardi Collects NEWMAC Pitcher Of The Week Honors

Berardi Collects NEWMAC Pitcher Of The Week Honors

Senior claims fifth career weekly award

NORTON, Mass. – Wheaton College senior Emily Berardi (Boston, Mass./Boston Latin) has been selected as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Pitcher of the Week.

Berardi continued her dominance in the circle for the Lyons last week going 3-0 overall with a 0.00 earned run average (ERA) in 15 innings pitched. Berardi allowed just three hits, one unearned run and issued one walk to go along with five strikeouts. Berardi also limited opponents to a .214 batting average in 56 at-bats. At the plate, Berardi went 4-for-6 with two runs scored, four hits, one double, one home run, one RBI and a perfect fielding percentage on seven chances (1 PO, 6 A).

Berardi has now won four NEWMAC weekly awards this season (Apr. 6, 2015, Mar. 30, 2015, Mar. 16, 2015), counting today's award, and five total in her career (Apr. 7, 2014).

On the season, Berardi is currently 12-1 overall in the circle with a 0.83 ERA in 75 2/3 innings pitched. Berardi has recorded six complete games, two shutouts, 44 strikeouts, a 4.07 strikeout per game ratio, and an opponents batting average of .226. In the NEWMAC, Berardi ranks first in ERA, third in wins and 11th in strikeouts.

Wheaton (26-3, 17-0 NEWMAC), ranked No. 20 in the latest National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Top-25 poll, travels to Rhode Island College tomorrow for a non-conference doubleheader at 4 p.m.

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