Kaitlyn Willis, Pitcher of the Week


After finishing the season in top form, Ursinus College junior Kaitlyn Willis was named the Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Week, it was announced Monday.

Willis was all but unhittable in stretching her conference-leading win total to 14 with three consecutive complete-game masterpieces. The right-hander finished the week 3-0 with a microscopic 0.67 ERA, allowing just ten hits and two earned runs in 21.0 innings; she struck out 19 batters and walked only two.

Willis started the week by allowing three hits and one run with eight strikeouts in a 3-1 victory at Delaware Valley on Thursday, then followed that up with two gems in a doubleheader sweep at Dickinson as the Bears extended their season-ending winning streak to four. Willis conceded one run on four hits with seven strikeouts in the opener, then twirled a three-hit shutout and added an RBI double at the plate to help Ursinus complete the sweep with a 5-0 win.

At the conclusion of the regular season, Willis ranked first in the CC in wins (14), second in innings (145.1), and fifth in complete games (15) and strikeouts (89). For her career, Willis is 30-22 with a 2.61 ERA and 225 strikeouts in 322.1 innings pitched.