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Lagesse Earns Horizon League Pitcher of the Week Honors
Alex Lagesse earned her first career Pitcher of the Week honors. (Amy Wittgenstein)
Alex Lagesse earned her first career Pitcher of the Week honors. (Amy Wittgenstein)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Freshman pitcher Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) has been tabbed the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week after going 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA in three starts last week, including tossing a no-hitter against Bryant.

Lagesse completely shut down the Bulldogs, giving up just two walks and not allowing a runner past first base in the Crusaders’ first no-hitter since April 16, 2007.  She followed with a complete-game five-hitter in a 4-1 win over Buffalo, and closed with five innings of work in a no-decision in Valpo’s victory over Penn.

On the year, Lagesse leads the Crusaders with a 1.27 ERA and is a perfect 3-0 in the circle.  She also has been stellar at the plate for Valpo, hitting .389 in 18 at-bats with three runs scored.  Lagesse and the rest of the Crusaders return to the field today for a twinbill at Ball State beginning at 1 p.m. CDT.