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Forum staff reports, Published April 01 2013

NDSU’s Johnson nabs Summit softball honor

FARGO ­– North Dakota State’s Whitney Johnson repeated as the Summit League softball Pitcher of the Week after recording all three wins in the Bison’s season-opening conference sweep of Indiana Purdue-Indianapolis.

It was her fourth award of the season and 10th in her career. She opened the series by striking out nine batters in an 8-0 five-inning victory, allowing just two hits and a walk. In game two of the double header, she tossed another complete-game win fanning 11 hitters. In the series finale, she threw her second two-hit shutout of the weekend with eight strikeouts and a walk.

She shared the award with Ashton Hughes of Nebraska-Omaha