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Danielle O'Toole honored for weekend performance

Posted: 6:26 PM, Mar 28, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-29 00:26:38Z
Senior left-handed pitcher Danielle O'Toole was named National Fast Pitch Coaches National Pitcher of the Week, USA Softball Player of the Week and Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week following her impressive weekend vs. Washington.
 
O'Toole threw her first career no-hitter in an eight-strikeout performance versus sixth ranked Washington in game 1, the 90th no-hitter in Arizona history.
 
The was win one of two for O'Toole on the weekend, who posted a 0.00 ERA in two complete-game victories over the Huskies, who entered the weekend third nationally in batting average and sixth in runs per game (7.14), helping Arizona sweep Washington to improve to 32-1 (6-0 Pac-12) and extend its winning streak to 17 games.
 
O'Toole allowed three total hits in 14.0 innings pitched, limiting opponents to just an .065 batting average. She struck out 10 and walked two in the two games.
 
"I'm proud of the outing our team had this weekend and I am thankful to have them and be a part of such a special group," said O'Toole. "I'm happy and honored to be pitcher of the week and I never would have achieved the success without them. I'll never forget my teammates coming through in big moments, and am excited to continue to compete with them."
 
O'Toole improved to 16-1 on the season with a 0.69 ERA. O'Toole is third in the nation with her 16 victories and fifth in ERA. She leads the Pac-12 in opponent average (.153) and strikeouts (119).