After earning Pacific West Conference Pitcher of the Week honors on Monday, Dixie State pitcher Cambrie Hazel was named Louisville Slugger/NFCA and Fastpitch News Division II National Pitcher of the Week on Wednesday.
Hazel tossed 20.2 hitless innings with 25 strikeouts as the Trailblazers swept through their Bay Area trip with a 6-0 record last week. Hazel bookended the trip with a pair of no-hitters, as she opened the trip with a complete-game no-hitter with seven strikeouts over Cal State East Bay on Wednesday. She also earned her fourth save of the year in the nightcap against CSUEB. Hazel tossed four perfect innings with three strikeouts in the opener at Holy Names on Thursday. She closed the trip with an eight-inning no-hitter and a career-high 14 strikeouts vs. Dominican on Saturday. Hazel has now thrown 21.1-consecutive scoreless innings for Dixie State, bringing her ERA on the season down to 0.92 with 103 strikeouts in 91.2 innings.
The awards marks Dixie State’s second national weekly honor of the season and the first national pitcher of the week award since Brittnie Whipple garnered NFCA Pitcher of the Week honors on April 28, 2010.
The Trailblazers host No. 14 California Baptist in a pivotal PacWest series on Friday and Saturday at Karl Brooks Field.
Keric Seegmiller is Assistant Coordinator of Media Relations at Dixie State University and the Voice of Trailblazer Athletics. Contact him at keric.seegmill[email protected].