Christina Hamilton Earns Sun Belt Pitcher Of The Week Honors
Louisiana Ragin' Cajun softball pitcher Christina Hamilton had quite the weekend on the diamond, and as a result, has earned Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week honors.
The All-American had only pitched 2 innings on the season prior to last weekend, recovering from an injury to her throwing shoulder.
As she replaced Alex Stewart in the 2nd inning of Friday's game versus Iowa, many didn't expect to see Hamilton play 14.2 innings over the next 48 hours, but that's exactly what she did.
“Christina pitching three days in a row was gutsy,” Louisiana softball head coach Michael Lotief said in a press release. “She did a great job competing both mentally and physically.”
Hamilton entered the game with her team trailing 2-0 to the Hawkeyes, with two runners on and one out.
After getting out of the jam with only one unearned run, the Cajuns captured the lead in the third inning 4-3, and leaned on Christina to get them through.
Hamilton retired 12 of the final 13 Hawkeyes, not allowing a single run.
Saturday, she started versus Hofstra, holding the Pride scoreless, allowing only 2 hits in 5 innings of work.
Sunday, Hamilton replaced Jordan Wallace, last week's Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the week, in the second inning against McNeese State. She allowed only 1 run on a hit, as the Cajuns (14-0) rolled to an 11-3 victory.