East Central University softball junior Marissa Shaffer has earned her first Great American Conference honor, being named the GAC Pitcher of the Week for March 31.
Shaffer picked up two wins and a save as part of the Tigers' 4-1 week. She opened her week by closing out an 11-10 win against Southeastern Oklahoma State, with two strikeouts in her lone inning of work. In two games against UAM, she threw two complete games, allowed only seven hits and struck out eight. For the week, she held hitters to a .135 batting average.
ECU will now prepare for a four-game Great American Conference series at Tiger Field against Southern Arkansas, April 2-3. Thursday's double-header is slated to start at 2 p.m. and Friday's at 1 p.m.