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Ceres grad named Pitcher of the Week
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Sacramento State junior pitcher Brianne Ferguson was named Pacific Coast Softball Conference (PCSC) Pitcher of the Week on April 14.

The 2001 Ceres High graduate compiled a 4-0 record with two shutouts and a 0.00 ERA. She gave up just one unearned run and 14 hits over 24 innings.

Ferguson tossed an eight-hit shutout against Nevada on Wednesday, April 7. She followed up that effort with a three-hit shutout of Saint Mary's on Friday, April 9.

She picked up the win in both games against Saint Mary's in a doubleheader on April 10, allowing just one unearned run and three hits over seven innings in the first game and pitching a perfect seventh inning of relief in the nightcap.

Prior to losing to ninth-ranked Stanford on April 13, Ferguson allowed just one earned run in 71 innings (0.10 ERA). During that span, she had seven shutouts while allowing just seven extra-base hits. In addition, she had won eight-straight appearances and 14 of her last 18 overall.

Ferguson had a career-best 14-9 record with a 1.22 ERA, the second-best mark in the PCSC, as of Friday. Prior to allowing Stanford four runs over six innings, Ferguson had an ERA of 1.06, which was tied for the 37th best mark in the nation.

Ferguson has been named PCSC Pitcher of the Week three times during her career.

She had a 12-12 record, 2.31 ERA, 17 complete games and four shutouts in 23 starts last season for the Hornets. Ferguson spent her freshman season at San Jose State, where she finished with a 9-18 record and 2.90 ERA.