CENTRAL VALLEY, PA. – Freshman Courtney Springman of the Army West Point softball team collected her second Patriot League Rookie of the Week honor this season on Monday afternoon.
“Courtney is not only very solid on the mound, she’s also consistent and dependable,” head coach Michelle DePolo said. “Every week she comes to play and finds a way to be successful. Being able to play great in adverse circumstances is what makes her a true winner.”
Springman was electric in the circle this past week, going a perfect 3-0 in her three starts, including a pair of complete games. In total, the freshman made five appearances, giving up just one earned run in 19.2 innings of work and posting a 0.36 ERA, while holding the opposition to a .130 average at the plate.
For the week, she also compiled 17 punch outs and now ranks eighth in single season strikeouts at the Academy with 115. Additionally, she has struck out the second-most batters in a single season by a freshman, passing Haley Pypes after fanning five against Colgate for her 10th collegiate win this past Sunday.
The Norco, Calif., native has been lights out for the Black Knights this season, allowing no more than three earned runs in any of her previous 17 starts. She currently sits atop the league rankings in ERA (1.66), strikeouts (115) and opposing batting average (.210).
Army will return to action Wednesday to host to Iona at 4 p.m. at the Army West Point Softball Complex.