Softball's Alex Formby Named MW Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 27, 2018
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State's Alex Formby has been named the Mountain West Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. It is the first weekly award by the Aztecs this season and the third of Formby's career.
Formby led SDSU to a 3-2 record at the competitive Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic by going 2-1 with a 0.81 ERA over 17 1/3 innings, striking out 13 batters against just two walks. The Orange, Calif., native also limited her opponents to a microscopic .164 average, pitching and finishing four of the team's five games.
Formby took the loss in extra innings with the tiebreaker rule in effect against Northwestern on Friday, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits over 5 1/3 innings of relief, while striking out six. She then picked up the win in the nightcap against No. 25 Notre Dame, tossing 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, surrendering two hits and no walks, striking out one
Formby got the extra-inning win against Bethune-Cookman on Saturday after tossing 4 2/3 scoreless innings with just two hits and an intentional walk allowed. She struck out four. Formby got out of two late jams in the game, the first with two runners in scoring positon with one out in the sixth and then in the eighth with two runners in scoring position with no outs.
Formby ended her week against UC Davis on Sunday, giving up two hits and a walk over the final four innings of the game, striking out two.
On the season, Formby is 3-5 with a 2.26 ERA in 43 1/3 innings. She has struck out 32 against just eight walks, while limiting the opposition to a .194 average. Over her last 12 appearances, Formby is 3-4 with a 0.49 ERA over 42 2/3 innings, striking out 32 against six walks and holding her opponents to a .152 average.
San Diego State (6-10) co-hosts the San Diego Classic I this weekend at SDSU Softball Stadium, beginning 6 p.m. PT Thursday against UCF.