ATHENS, Ohio– Ohio softball senior pitched Danielle Stiene, has been named the Mid-American Conference East Pitcher of the Week for the fourth-straight week, the league announced today.
It is the fifth time this season that Stiene has earned the honor.
Stiene (Loveland, Ohio) once again led the Bobcats in the circle, going 3-0 on the week and helping the Bobcats go 3-1 and improving them to 15-2 in MAC play. Overall, Stiene recorded a 1.12 ERA in 25.0 innings. She allowed four runs on 16 hits, walked six and struck out 24 batters that she faced. In three complete games, she registered two shutouts while opponents only hit .178 against her.
On April 18 at Ohio State, Stiene was dominate in the circle. She pitched all seven innings, where she did not allow a run on five hits. She only walked one batter and struck out eight of the 28 batters that she faced in Ohio's 7-0 victory. The win at Ohio State was the first time since 2014 that the Bobcats defeated Ohio State and the first time since 1997 that the Bobcats downed the Buckeyes in Columbus.
Stiene returned to the circle on April 20 at Miami. In the game, Stiene once again got the start, pitching all seven innings, allowing four runs on five hits and struck out eight batters in Ohio's 10-4 victory. Stiene returned to the circle for the second game of the series, pitching 11 shutout innings, allowing no runs on six hits, walked three and struck out eight batters in the 1-0 victory, keeping Stiene's record perfect in MAC play.
The Bobcats are back in action today (April 24) against Marshall. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. at the Ohio Softball Field. Ohio will then wrap up their home portion of the schedule this weekend against Buffalo April 27-28.