Erin Seiler named MAC East Co-Pitcher of the Week

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- University of Akron sophomore Erin Seiler has been named Mid-American Conference East Division Co-Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

This is the fourth time this season and the sixth time in her career Seiler has earned the conference's weekly award.

Seiler was nothing short of dominant in the circle for Akron last week as she recorded a pair of complete game shutouts against Ohio, a team that entered the weekend in first place overall in the MAC. She garnered an impressive 0.90 ERA in a combined 23.1 innings of work.

After cruising to a 5-1 non-conference victory over St. Francis (Pa.) on Wednesday, in which she was one strikeout short of tying her career high with 10, Seiler went to work on Ohio.

In the first game, the sophomore scattered four hits and struck out six, following that up with a five-strikeout effort in the second game. Seiler also forced the Bobcats into three inning-ending double plays on the weekend.

Akron's sophomore ace has now thrown 25 consecutive scoreless innings in MAC play, and has allowed just one earned run in her last 33 innings against league opponents. Seiler has tied her win total from her freshman campaign last season, carrying a 17-6 overall record heading into the last week of the regular season.

Tori Speckman of Buffalo shares the MAC East Division honor with Seiler this week.

Akron will step away from conference play for one final time when it hosts Horizon League foe Cleveland State in a doubleheader on Tuesday beginning at 3 p.m. The Zips are set to close out the homestand and the regular season this weekend when they welcome Northern Illinois and Western Michigan to Lee Jackson Field. UA will host NIU in a doubleheader on Friday at 1 p.m., followed by single games against WMU on Saturday (2 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.).