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Batten takes home top ASC honor again

TYLER, April 19, 2013-- UT Tyler softball pitcher Kelsie Batten has been named the American Southwest Conference East Division Pitcher of the Week.  Batten was 2-0 with a save over a four-game week, helping the Patriots clinch the divisional crown.

The freshman pitcher went 2-0 with a save in division play against Louisiana College and East Texas Baptist, striking out 12 batters and not issuing a walk over 17 1/3 innings of work.

Batten, who takes the division’s top weekly pitching award for the third straight week and fourth overall time this season, scattered 11 hits over the four appearances. Opponents hit just .180 off her.

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