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Abshire Named ASC East Pitcher of the Week

TYLER, March 27, 2013--UT Tyler softball pitcher Heather Abshire has been named the American Southwest Conference East Division Hitter of the Week.  Abshire helped the Patriots go 3-1 for the week, improving their season record to 20-2 and 7-1 in the ASC.

The senior from Lafayette, Louisiana went 2-0 with a save, including defeating No. 11-ranked East Texas Baptist, and struck out nine batters over 15 2/3 innings of work.

Abshire allowed just three earned runs and scattered 11 hits. Both of her victories were complete games.

She topped Texas-Dallas in the doubleheader opener, a 2-1 game, before earning the save in the finale by tossing 1 2/3 perfect innings.

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