The Johnnies’ ace had a stellar weekend against Providence, recording two wins, a 1.24 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 17.0 innings of work. Morris fanned 10 or more Friars in both outings to extend her strikeout count to 107 on the season.
This marks Morris’ fourth BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week honor of her career, joining current St. John’s pitching coach Tori Free as the only two hurlers in program history to receive the award on four occasions.
Mattera received her first conference honor roll selection of the season and fourth of her career after she paced the Red Storm with a .545 average, six hits and four doubles. She also tallied four runs and three RBIs with a 1.083 slugging percentage.
She also recorded her 100th career hit on Sunday. The day before, junior Gretchen Bowie recorded her 100th career RBI on a solo home run in St. John’s 5-1 victory over Providence at Red Storm Field.
The Johnnies’ third baseman finished the afternoon with a 2-for-3 performance and knocked in another run. Bowie’s two RBIs inched closer to the all-time career record (154) set by 2012 graduate Kacee Cox.
The Red Storm were scheduled to return to action on Wednesday when Stony Brook travels to Queens for a midweek matchup. First pitch is slated for 2:30 p.m.