Strong Start Earns Weekley Big West Conference Weekly Laurels

April 23, 2007

FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton senior right-hander Brooke Weekley parlayed her first start in almost a month into an award-winning performance as the Titans' senior was named the Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday as selected by the league office.

Weekley made only her fifth start of the year, and her first since a March 27 victory over Loyola Marymount, in game two of Fullerton's series against Pacific, keeping the Tigers off balance all afternoon.

She retired nine in a row at one point and stranded eight Tiger baserunners - including the bases loaded in the seventh after striking out Pacific All-American Jennifer Curtier to end the game.

Weekley, who earned the conference's pitcher of the week award for the second time in her career, allowed just one run on eight hits in the 5-1 Fullerton victory while striking out five in the complete game effort.

She improved to 7-3 overall this season with a team-low 1.83 ERA that currently ranks fourth in the Big West.

Cal State Fullerton takes a break from league play as the Titans travel north for a three-game series against future conference rival UC Davis this weekend (April 28-29). First pitch for Saturday's doubleheader and Sunday's single game is scheduled for 12 p.m.