MELBOURNE, Fla. (March 6, 2017) – Freshman Sarah Piening has been named Sunshine State Conference Pitcher of the Week, it was announced Monday.  This is the firs conference award for the Old Tappan, New Jersey product.

Piening played a vital role in the Tars sweep of SSC rival Florida Southern over the weekend.  She came in as a reliever in the first inning of game one settle the Tars down.  The freshman finished the contest with 7.0 innings pitched, surrendering just four hits and one run while striking out three Mocs, picking up the win.  Piening then started game three, pitching 6.1 inning, giving up only two earned runs and fanning five.  The Immaculate Conception graduate currently ranks third in the SC with eight wins.

The Tars are in the midst of a busy week.  Rollins hosts Lander tomorrow, before taking on Mount Olive on Thursday, and American International on Friday, all in double-header action.

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