Logan High School graduate Morgan Aguirre is making a big impression so far on the collegiate women’s softball stage.
Aguirre, a freshman player at the University of Charleston, has been named as the WVIAC Pitcher of the Week.
Aguirre pitched a shutout win in her lone appearance last week as she worked all five innings and led the Golden Eagles to an 8-0 victory over Bluefield State. Aguirre, a right-handed hurler, gave up just two hits and struck out one as she faced just five batters over the minimum.
Charleston, 3-8 on the season, earned a sweep over Bluefield, also winning 7-3 in the opener.
The Golden Eagles had gotten off to a rough 1-8 start to the season. The only other win this season by the Golden Eagles was a 3-2 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan on Feb. 17 in a tournament at Huntsville, Ala. Aguirre got the win in that one as she hurled a complete game three-hitter.
Aguirre was an ace pitcher in her four years with Coach Randy Robinette’s Logan Lady Cats’ team and led LHS to four straight Class AAA state tournament appearances from 2009-12. Logan went 112-23 in Aguirre’s years with the Lady Cats — a winning percentage of .830.
Aguirre had made seven apperances so far this spring with UC and has six starts. She is 2-3 within the circle with a 3.28 ERA. Aguirre has hurled 36.1 innings and has allowed 17 earned runs and 32 hits to go along with her 18 strikeouts and 22 walks. She has thrown only one wild pitch.
Aguirre has two Logan County players as teammates on the UC team in former Chapmanville Regional High School standouts and twin sisters Jenna and Allison Evans.
Jenna Evans is also having a goood season so far as she is hitting .375 — the third highest average on the team. Evans has started in eight games and is 6-for-16 at the plate with a triple, an RBI and a slugging percentage of .500.
Allison Evans has a .250 batting average with four base hits in nine games played.