HADLEY, MA -- Williams College first-year Mackenzie Murphy (Diablo, CA) has been selected as the New England Small College Athletic Conference's Softball Pitcher of the Week for play ending Sunday, March 27.
Murphy went 3-1 in the circle with a 1.59 ERA last week for the Ephs. She surrendered just five earned runs over 22 innings to go along with 12 strikeouts and three walks. Murphy posted a seven-inning, complete game win against Western Connecticut. She came on in relief against Whitworth, and gave up one unearned run in four innings to help Williams rally for a come-from-behind win. At the plate, she hit .370 (10-for-27) with 11 RBIs and four runs scored.
On the season Murphy is 4-1 with a 1.21 ERA over 29 innings of work. She is batting .367 with four doubles, a triple and 11 RBI.