BELLEVUE, Wash. - After a fan vote on HeroSports.com, Penn State Altoona senior pitcher Kate Burge (Philipsburg, PA/Philipsburg-Osceola) was selected the Division III Pitching Hero of the Week on Friday.
Burge finished with 156 of the 224 votes cast, winning 69.64% to win the recognition. Her nomination was based on her one-hit shutout of Hilbert College on Sunday afternoon, during which she pitched seven innings and struck out five batters.
The senior right-hander has a 12-4 record this season with a 1.47 earned run average through her team's first 24 games. She has pitched 119 innings and struck out 91 batters.