Hyland Earns Two Weekly Honors
Cal Poly senior Sierra Hyland added two national weekly honors to her haul this week, the second time this season that she has earned a national honor.
Hyland was named USA Softball Collegiate National Co-Player of the Week and the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Co-National Pitcher of the Week.
Hyland struck out 40 hitters in 29.1 innings across five appearances, walking only two and posting a .117 opponent batting average. Two of her victories in the circle came against No. 9 Oklahoma at the LMU Tournament. She threw two complete games against the Sooners in identical 3-1 victories. In the first go-around, she tossed a one-hitter with no walks and nine strikeouts. The second time, Hyland yielded six hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
She started off the week by striking out 16 Northern Colorado hitters in an eight-inning, 2-1 victory. She gave up two hits and one walk in that appearance.
In a season where Hyland already has set Cal Poly career program records for strikeouts, victories, appearances, starts and innings pitched, she added another milestone to her list of accolades. With 10 combined strikeouts during Sunday’s victories versus Sacramento State and Dartmouth, Hyland equalled the Big West career record of 846 strikeouts initially set by UC Santa Barbara’s Jennifer Davis.