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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

April 20, 2005

Canon Wins MIAA Pitcher of the Week Honors

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. --Northwest Missouri State sophomore Talina Canon (Maryville, Mo.) was awarded the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) Softball Pitcher of the Week for Apr. 11-17, announced late yesterday by the conference offices. Canon, a 5-foot-10 right-handed hurler, was 2-0 with a 0.43 ERA and two shutouts in four appearances for the Bearcats last week.

She scattered four hits to log a road shutout of Lincoln (Mo.), 6-0, Thursday (April 14). Canon struck out three with no walks.

Her second blanking of the week came Saturday (April 16) at the Northwest Spring Classic against Missouri-Rolla. Canon allowed three hits (two doubles) and a walk, but added two strikeouts as the Bearcats won, 7-0.

Canon also pitched twice in relief -- she struck out the only batter she faced against Minnesota State-Mankato on Saturday and allowed one run on four hits in two innings of work against then-No. 15 Missouri Western on Sunday (April 17).

Canon, who now has three shutouts on the season to go with her league-leading three saves, is a graduate of Maryville High School. She becomes the first Bearcat to win a weekly award and is one of just three MIAA ppitchers to receive the listing in 2005.

The Bearcats play host to Pittsburg State on Friday at 2:30 p.m. before they entertain Missouri Southern on Saturday at 12 p.m. Saturday marks Senior Day for four 'Cat seniors.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
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