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Jeffs named LEC Pitcher of the Week

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - For the second time this spring, the star pitcher on the Plymouth State College softball team has been selected for one of the Little East Conference's weekly honors.

PSC freshman Kim Jeffs (Stoughton, Mass.) was selected the LEC Pitcher of the Week after a remarkable performance in seven games last week. She continued her record breaking campaign, helping PSC to perhaps the best season in school history.

In seven appearances last week, Jeffs went 7-0 with seven complete-games, four shutouts and a dazzling 0.16 earned run average. She pitched 45 innings and allowed just 18 hits, three runs (one earned) and one walk while striking out 72. She struck out 11 or more batters in five of her seven outings, and surpassed the PSC season records for wins (16), complete games (21), and shutouts (11).

Jeffs is ranked among the NCAA Division III national leaders in strikeouts, earned run average and wins. She enters the final week of the regular season at 16-4 with a 0.37 ERA and one save. She has fanned an incredible 263 batters and walked only four in 153.1 innings of work. She has broken seven PSC pitching records this season, and matched an NCAA Division III record with a 20-strikeout performance against Fitchburg State earlier this month.

The freshman hurler has helped PSC to a 19-9-2 record, one win shy of the school mark for victories in a season. The Panthers are in second place in the conference heading into the final week of the regular season; PSC was picked sixth in the LEC preseason poll.

The Panthers wrap up the regular season with three doubleheaders this week - Tuesday at Southern Maine (3:30 p.m.), Thursday at Southern New Hampshire (3:30 p.m.) and Saturday at home against UMass Boston (1:00 p.m.).