Burke no hits Maranatha 9-0


Danielle Burke (13-2) was named NAC Pitcher of the Week last week for hurling 4 consecutive shutouts.

Yesterday she celebrated the honor by firing a no-hitter as CUW defeated Maranatha in the first game of a doubleheader.

Burke struck out 4 and one walk seperated her from a perfect game as the Falcons won by the "slaughter rule" in five innings.

Concordia blew the contest open with a 5 run second inning that included 3 hits, two walks, and a pair of Crusader errors.

Steve Crook's team had only six hits in the abbreviated contest but scored in every inning while improving to 29-8 on the season and dropping the hosts to 7-28.


NAC announces weekly awards


The weekly Northern Athletics Conference Student-Athlete of the Week awards have been announced by the conference office. The awards include events that took place from Monday, Apr. 25, to Sunday, May 1.

Softball (pitcher)
Danielle Burke, Concordia University Wisconsin
...5-7...Junior...RHP...Burlington, Wis. (Waterford)...

Burke compiled a 4-0 record in four stars on the week not allowing a run for a perfect 0.00 ERA. In 28 innings of work she scattered 17 hits for four complete-game shutouts. She had 10 Ks and 11 walks, and allowed only four extra-base hits.

Other nominees: Allison Shimkus (Aurora), Brittany Adcox (Benedictine), Sami DeFord (Concordia Chicago), Charlie Leikness (Edgewood), Marissa Roovers (Lakeland), Cherise Waltz (Marian)