SLV grad Samantha Lipperd continues to shine for Sonoma State. On Monday, the junior pitcher was named CCAA Pitcher of the Week for a third time this season and a fifth time in the last two seasons.
We caught up with Lipperd earlier this season after one crazy week in which she struck out 26 batters in an 11-inning game, among many other highlights.
Last week, in a four-game slate against Cal State Stanislaus, Lipperd tossed four complete games, earned four wins, and allowed two runs over 29 innings for a 0.48 ERA. She surrendered just nine hits in 91 at-bats — for a .099 batting average for Stanislaus — and allowed just one hit in Saturday night’s game.
Strikeouts, again, were the name of the game for Lippered, though. One year after setting the single-season record at Sonoma with 324, Lipperd shattered her own record last weekend when she struck out 38 batters over four games for a total of 332 strikeouts on the season.
And there are still four games left in the regular season. Lipperd and Sonoma State will wrap up the season with a four-game series at San Francisco State, set to begin Friday.
And then there’s this, taken for Sonoma State’s website:
In 117 career appearances, Lipperd is 73-27 with a 1.53 ERA and is just one win shy of setting the school record for most career wins as a pitcher. Since breaking the school record for most career strikeouts (which was previously 426), Lipperd has amassed for 798, just two short of 800 for her career. She already holds almost every pitching record in SSU softball history, including opponent batting average (.179), strikeouts (798), strikeouts per seven-inning game (8.43), strikeouts looking (173), appearances (117), starts (103), complete games (74), among others.