DENVER-Boise State junior Allie Crump was named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week, Monday, for her stellar weekend at the Santa Clara Bronco Classic. Crump compiled a 3-0 record without allowing an earned run in her 19 innings of work. It is Crump's first-career athlete of the week award.
Crump started her weekend Friday, tossing six innings and allowing just two hits and zero runs to host Santa Clara. She struck out 10 in the battle of the Broncos. A day later the Elk Grove, Calif., native shut down UC Davis. Crump struck out four Aggies and again pitched six innings without surrendering a run. She did not walk a batter and scattered six hits to snap UC Davis' six-game win streak.
In her final appearance of the weekend, Crump allowed one unearned run to Albany in an 8-1 win. Crump struck out a school-record 14 Great Danes as she threw her sixth complete game of the season to pick up her ninth win and extend the Broncos' school-record winning streak to 12.
For the week, she held opposing batters under .200 and struck out 28. Crump has won her last seven starts and has not allowed an earned run in her past 20 innings. With the overpowering performances, Crump became the first Bronco to eclipse 300 career strikeouts.
This is the second-consecutive week a Boise State student-athlete has garnered WAC Pitcher of the Week honors, the first two in school history. Junior Aubray Zell picked up the recognition for the week of Feb. 28-March 6.