March 27, 2007
DALLAS, Texas --- For her performance against Nebraska last weekend, Baylor senior pitcher Lisa Ferguson has been named Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week the conference office announced on Tuesday. The honor is the second of the season for the senior right-hander and the third time she has been selected for the award in her career.
Ferguson posted two wins on the week, including Baylor's first-ever sweep of Nebraska. She allowed one earned run on six hits in 13.2 innings of work and three appearances.
Ferguson played a key role in shutting out the Huskers in consecutive games for the first time since the 1999 season. For the series, Ferguson surrendered four hits in 10.2 innings, while striking out eight without allowing a walk. The Fort Worth, Texas native held the NU offense to a .114 batting average.
In game one on Saturday, Ferguson tossed a complete game shutout. She gave up three hits and struck out five. The senior came into the contest in relief and pitched the final 3.2 innings, allowing only one hit while striking out three to earn the 70th victory of her career.
She is the third player in school history to compile at least 70 career wins.
Norelle Dickson of Oklahoma picked up Big 12 Conference Player of the Week honors.
Ferguson and the Lady Bears will return to action on Wednesday, March 28, when Baylor hosts Texas-San Antonio for a doubleheader beginning at 4:00 p.m.