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UB's Miller named MAC East Pitcher of the Week


BUFFALO -- University at Buffalo softball junior Charlotte Miller has been named the MAC East Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon.  She is the first UB softball player honored by the MAC this season.

Miller pitched three gems for the Bulls this past week as she went 2-1, allowing just one earned run in 23.0 innings of work and finishing the week with a miniscule ERA of just 0.30, while striking out 21 batters and walking just three.  She began the week on Tuesday with a 3-0 win at Akron where she scattered four hits over seven innings.  On Saturday, she picked up a hard-luck loss as she allowed no earned runs in a 2-0 loss to Western Michigan, but she allowed just four hits and struck out nine Western Michigan batters over the seven innings.  She led the Bulls to a win on Sunday as she pitched 9.0 complete innings and struck out eight Western Michigan batters, allowing just one earned run in the nine-inning affair.  Miller had 17 strike outs over her final 16 innings of work this past weekend as she lowered her ERA to 1.62 this season.

"This is a great accomplishment for Charlotte," said head coach Trena Peel.  "She had tunnel vision all week.  I'm very proud of her maturity this season.  I'm thankful to have Coach Jennings on my staff this year as she has done an excellent job of connecting with Charlotte and developing her this season.  I've challenged Charlotte to learn to manage her emotions and be able to finish games strong.  She's our emotional leader in the circle and she always bring the energy every day that she has the ball in her hand."

Miller and the Bulls are back in action on Wednesday afternoon when they host Akron for a single game at Nan Harvey Field beginning at 2:00 pm.