BOCA RATON, Fla. – For the second time in her career, senior Tatum Buckley has been named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week.
A two-time NFCA All-Region selection as a utility player, Buckley was outstanding in the circle over the weekend.
Buckley powered through 10 innings, only allowing one run on five hits, eight strikeouts and no walks, to shut down Big Ten foe Purdue 2-1 on Friday. The senior pitcher then turned to a streaking no. 23 McNeese State on Saturday, who had previously claimed 11 of its last 12 games. Buckley allowed two earned runs on four hits with six punchouts in seven frames. For the weekend, she had a 0.82 ERA with two walks and 14 strikeouts in 17 innings.
The Owls conclude their tournament schedule this weekend, when they host Parents’ Weekend Tournament, beginning on Thursday, March 8. Live stats will be available at FAUsports.com and live updates will be posted to Twitter via the team's official account, @fauowlssoftball. Live video will be available at FAUSports.TV. For tickets, contact the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS.