The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced that Luther College junior pitcher Samantha Bratland (Spring Grove, Minn.) has been named the league's Pitcher of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 1.
During Luther's annual spring trip to the PFX Spring Games in Clermont, Florida, Bratland posted a record of 4-0 and had one save in five appearances. She had an ERA of 1.15, struck out 28 batters and had one shut out, improving her season record to 9-1.
No. 8 Luther won all 11 of its games during the trip and improved to 19-1.
Bratland is a two-time first-team all-Iowa Conference selection and was honored as a third-team NFCA All-American a season ago.
This is Bratland’s fourth Pitcher of the Week honor during her career (4/2/18, 5/7/17, 4/23/17, 3/21/16).