Junior Brianna Elder has excelled in her role as the Matadors' top pitcher in 2014. Through three weekends of action, Elder is tied for the Big West Conference lead with six wins while also picking up her first career save.
She has picked up complete game wins over Oregon State, Colorado State, Boise State, New Mexico and UNLV and struck out a career-high 11 batters in the win over the Beavers.
For the season, she is 6-3 with a 3.00 ERA and 35 K’s in 46.2 innings of work. She ranks seventh in the conference in ERA, fifth in strikeouts and fifth in innings pitched.
Elder and the Matadors play their home opener this weekend with games against Portland State and Rutgers on Saturday, Mar. 1. CSUN will also face the Vikings and Scarlet Knights on Sunday, Mar. 2 as well, weather permitting.