University at Buffalo softball pitcher Tori Speckman, a junior from Alvin, Texas, was honored as Mid-American Conference East Division Co-Pitcher of the Week after she led the Bulls to a 4-2 record in six conference games last week. She went 3-1 in five appearances, not allowing a run until the seventh inning of her final appearance against Toledo on Sunday. Prior to that she had a streak of 27 innings without allowing a run. She finished the week with a 0.24 earned-run average and 23 strikeouts. For the season her ERA is 2.21 with 77 strikeouts.
Speckman’s 27-inning scoreless streak was the second longest in UB’s Division I era, just behind a 30-inning streak from upcoming Hall of Fame member Stacey Evans in 2004.
“Tori was absolutely fantastic this past week and this honor is well deserved,” said coach Jen Teague. “She took control in the circle and got ahead of hitters. Even more impressive was that she was able to do this all on the road.”