March 30, 2009

Gagnon Named NE-10 Pitcher of the Week

NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Senior Jill Gagnon (Manchester, NH) was named the Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Week Monday.

Gagnon threw a nine-inning, one-hit, 10-strikeout shutout, leading Merrimack to a 1-0 win over American International Saturday. In 16 innings last week, she was 2-0 with a 1.31 ERA and 17 strikeouts.

For the season, Gagnon is 6-2 with a 1.53 ERA, six complete games, two shutouts and 65 strikeouts in 50.1 innings. She has been as dominant at the plate, posting a .429 average with 20 RBIs and seven doubles.

Merrimack (11-5, 4-0 NE-10) hosts Stonehill Wednesday for a doubleheader at 3 p.m.