UNI’s Fisher pegged as MVC’s weekly honoree

CEDAR FALLS – Northern Iowa junior pitcher Jamie Fisher has been named the Missouri Valley Conference’s softball Pitcher of the Week.

Fisher, a Conrad native and former all-state hurler for BCLUW High School, pitched a pair of complete games for victories in both games of a doubleheader sweep of Wichita State. Fisher went all 14 innings in Saturday’s twinbill in Cedar Falls, totaling nine strikeouts while allowing nine hits, three runs (two earned) and five total walks as the Panthers prevailed 3-2 and 7-1.

Fisher is 13-11 in the circle for UNI (16-21) this spring. Her twin sister Nicole, a junior outfielder and transfer from Kirkwood Community College, leads the Panthers with a .324 batting average, six home runs and 19 runs scored.