CLAREMONT, CA. – The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference named Liz Rodarte of Pomona-Pitzer Athlete of the Week after outstanding performances in the circle this past weekend. The senior led the Sagehens to a 4-0 week that saw double-header sweeps of Hiram (8-1, 6-3) and Redlands (13-5, 6-5). Rodarte picked up three wins in the circle in 14 innings pitched. She logged 17 strikeouts, scattered 14 hits, and allowed just one earned run during the four-game span. She also issued just two walks, and was 6-for-14 at the plate with five runs scored, a double, two homers, and three RBI.
Rodarte's best moment came in the second game of the Redlands doubleheader. In the bottom of the ninth inning, with a one-run lead, Rodarte gave up a lead-off triple, putting a potential game-tying run at third. However, the senior shook off the pressure and struck out the next three batters for the victory.