NEWMAC Softball Pitcher of the Week
Talia Loda, Springfield (Junior, East Haven, Conn.)
Talia Loda, a junior pitcher for Springfield College, was dominant in four starts last week, as she helped lead the Pride to a 9-1 start to the season, its best since the 1996 season. Loda went 4-0 on the week with an ERA of 0.84, pitched 25.0 innings, and held opponents to just four runs, three of which were earned. Loda, who pitched a pair of complete games, and had a pair of shutouts, also fanned 12 batters on the week. At the plate, Loda went 9-for-29 in the lead off spot, hitting for an average of .310. She also drove in five runs and scored seven.