Cobb Named Big West Co-Pitcher of the Week

Feb. 9, 2009

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Freshman pitcher Krista Cobb was named Big West Co-Pitcher of the Week it was announced by the conference on Monday. In her first collegiate start, Cobb pitched a perfect game against Wagner, leading UCSB to a 7-0 victory over the Seahawks on Saturday.

Cobb retired 21 straight batters and tallied eight strikeouts in the victory. Her perfect game was the first in UCSB's history as a Division I program.

She also closed Friday's game against Wichita State, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out three in the final two innings against the Shockers. Cobb was credited with the win in the 8-5 victory.

Cobb is now 2-0 on the young season and holds a 0.00 ERA.

She shares the first conference honor of the year with UC Davis' Alex Holmes. Cobb was also selected as I Athlete of the Week.

The Gaucho softball team opened the 2009 season with a 4-0 record at the Kajikawa Classic, which was hosted by Arizona State this past weekend. UCSB will be back in action on Thursday when they head to the Campbell/Cartier Classic being hosted by San Diego State.

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