USAO’s Cerny named National Pitcher of the Week


Arizona Christian’s Claire Buckley and USAO’s Emily Cerny were chosen as national players of the week in softball by the NAIA for their play in Week Three.

Buckley, a junior, was named the National Player of the Week. She racked up 25 total bases with 12 hits, four doubles and three home runs to help the Firestorm go 3-1 on the week. She went 5-for-5 against OUAZ on Saturday.

Cerny, a senior, was named the National Pitcher of the Week. She threw her second no-hitter of the season in an 11 strikeout performance this week and allowed just five hits and fanned 46 batters on the way to four wins in five games.

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