AUSTINTOWN, OHIO – Baldwin Wallace University softball freshman right hander Nikki Camarati (Brunswick/Holy Name) has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week for the third time this season.
Camarati led BW to a 7-1 record and a 5-1 mark in the OAC. The Yellow Jackets improved to 25-3 and are tied for first place in the OAC with a record of 7-1. BW has won six straight games and 22 of its last 24 contests.
Camarati earns her third weekly accolade as she made six appearances with five starts, four complete games and three shutouts, including her first career no-hitter against Wilmington College. The righty was a perfect 5-0 in 33.2 innings pitched with 47 strikeouts and 13 walks. Camarati struck out her 100th batter of the season against Wilmington and set a career-best with 15 strikeouts against Adrian (Mich.) College.
This season, she has won 14 straight games and has a record 15-1, including a perfect 15-0 mark against Division III opponents. Camarati leads the OAC with 117 strikeouts, victories with 15 and earned run average with 1.24. She has made 19 appearances with 15 starts, 11 complete games, five shutouts, one save and one no-hitter. Camarati is tied for third in Division III with her 15 victories, seventh with her five shutouts and and is eighth with her 117 strikeouts.
The Yellow Jackets begins a six-game road trip on Wednesday, April 10 when they travel to Ada for an OAC first-place showdown with Ohio Northern University at 3 p.m. BW Jackets and Ohio Northern are tied for first place along with Muskingum University with a 7-1 league record. The Yellow Jackets then travel to Hiram on Thursday, April 11 for their non-conference doubleheader finale against Hiram College at 4 p.m. BW closes out the road trip on Saturday, April 13 when it travels to New Concord for an OAC doubleheader against Muskingum at 1 p.m.