Danielle O'Toole Named MW Pitcher of the Week

April 30, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State softball freshman Danielle O'Toole (Upland, Calif.) has been named the Mountain West Pitcher of the Week, the league announced today. It is the first career award for left-hander.

Last weekend, O'Toole went 1-0 with a 0.88 ERA over eight innings across two appearances vs. Fresno State. She struck out four with one walk, while limiting the opposition to a .200 average and no extra-base hits.

On Saturday in a 3-2 Aztec win, O'Toole tossed a complete game five-hitter, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits over seven innings. She struck out three without issuing a walk. Included in the victory was a three-pitch sixth inning, which tied an NCAA record for the fewest pitches in an inning. On Sunday in a 4-0 loss to the Bulldogs, O'Toole pitched the seventh inning, giving up a hit and a walk, while striking out one.

On the season, O'Toole is 12-6 with a 1.71 ERA over 131 innings. She leads the league in ERA, is fourth in opposing batting average (.247) and tied for fourth in saves (1) and appearances (30). O'Toole has been even better in league action, going 3-1 with a 1.40 ERA over 35 innings. In MW play, she leads the conference in ERA, is third in opposing batting average (.250), and tied for fifth in appearances (9), games started (6) and wins.

SDSU (30-17), which leads the Mountain West with an 8-4 record, travels to Colorado State (21-22, 7-5 MW) for a three-game series this weekend, beginning at 4 p.m. MT Friday.