ValpoAthletics.com
Pico Earns Second League Weekly Award of Season
Sierra Pico earned her second league award of the season. (Aran Kessler)
Sierra Pico earned her second league award of the season. (Aran Kessler)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Valparaiso freshman Sierra Pico (North Las Vegas, Nev./Legacy) received her second Pitcher of the Week honor from the Horizon League office after earning a pair of wins in the circle for the Crusaders last week.

Pico began her week with a stellar effort in Valpo's mid-week win over Maine, surrendering just two hits while striking out five in the Crusaders' shutout victory. The rookie gave up just one run in three-plus innings of work in Valpo's eventual victory over Big 12 foe Iowa State before closing the weekend at the USF Spring Invitational with a win over Cornell, tossing 5.1 innings and giving up just one run.

On the week, Pico posted a 2-0 record with a 0.91 ERA in 15.1 innings of work, striking out ten batters along the way. The freshman now owns five wins this season and has a team-best 2.37 ERA.