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Novak Earns Third Straight Landmark Conference Pitcher of the Week Honor

Novak Earns Third Straight Landmark Conference Pitcher of the Week Honor

TOWSON, Md. --- Moravian College junior Josie Novak has been named the Landmark Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week for the third straight week and fourth time this season for her performance last week.

Novak helped the No. 8 Greyhounds post six shutouts last week in a 6-0 week to improve the Blue and Grey's record to 26-2 overall and 8-0 in Landmark Conference action as the program clinched its 23rd consecutive postseason appearance. Novak was 3-0 during the week and now has nine shutouts on the year after three more last week. She allowed a total of seven hits and two walks while striking out 24 batters in just 19 innings of action.

Novak had her sixth one-hit shutout of the season to go with two walks and 11 strikeouts in a 5-0 win at DeSales University last Tuesday. She then scattered four hits and added seven strikeouts in a 4-0 victory versus Muhlenberg College before allowing just two hits to go with six strikeouts in an 8-0, five-inning win over Drew University.

"Josie continued her strong season in the circle last week and is keeping the opposing batters off balance with an excellent mix of pitches," noted Head Coach John Byrne. "While she has been strong all season and helped us post 11 shutouts in her 14 starts, it was nice to see us get some offense for her and the rest of the pitching staff last week."

The Greyhounds are scheduled to return to action on Tuesday, April 18 in a non-conference doubleheader at Delaware Valley University beginning at 3:00 p.m.