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March 11, 2014

Sarah Wilson earns ICCAC weekly pitching honor

MARSHALLTOWN — Former OHS softball star Sarah Wilson joined Marshalltown Community College freshman teammate Lexie Biehl in earning the weekly Pitcher and Player of the Week honors by the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. Wilson, who earned pitcher of the week honors, joined Biehl in helping the Tiger softball team win three games over the weekend.

Despite earning just one win in the circle, Wilson provided back-to-back dominant pitching performances for Marshalltown on Saturday at the RCTC Early Bird Dome Tournament. The sophomore held Bethel University JV to seven scoreless innings in the team's opening game at the Tournament, but an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth inning dropped the Tigers 1-0. Wilson struck out a career-high 10 batters while yielding just four hits.

Wilson returned to the circle for the team's final game of the night and tossed a complete game 10-0 shutout, striking out nine batters and allowing four hits and walking just one batter. Wilson lowered her season earned run average to 2.75 and upped her strikeout total to 34 batters in 20.1 innings pitched.

While Wilson kept opponents from crossing the plate, Biehl lit up the scoreboard with a potent offensive attack for the Tigers. In six games over the weekend, the rookie batted .611 (11-18) and slugged 1.111 at the plate with 20 total bases. Biehl has recorded a hit in all seven games for the Tigers this year and leads MCC with a .571 average on the year.

The Tigers return to action with a pair of games at Southeast Community College on Thursday before heading to Oklahoma to take part in the Midwest Classic this weekend.

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