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Senior hurler breaks career strikeout record
Senior Jodie Moreau, co-captain of the Tufts softball team, became the new all-time leader in career strikeouts on April 6 in a double header against Bowdoin College. She struck out Bowdoin third base player Emily Rizza in the third inning of the first game to record her 335th career strikeout, besting Michelle Lima's 334 strikeouts from 1994-97.
Moreau finished the game with eight strikeouts to increase her career total to 339.
As of April 6, Moreau was a perfect 10-0 with five shutouts and a 0.36 ERA (three earned runs in 58 innings of work), which leads the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). She has given up 35 hits, and opponents are hitting .170 against her.
Moreau has recorded important victories over NESCAC rival Williams, in which she gave up only one hit in an 8-0 victory, and over Wheaton College, ranked fourth in the country, in which she gave up one earned run and five hits in a 3-1 win.
Moreau has gathered numerous awards in her Tufts career. In 2000, she was named to the All-NESCAC Second Team and picked up three straight NCAA First-Round victories to lead Tufts to its first World Series berth. She ended the season with a 1.73 ERA and a 14-8 record, and set the single-season strike out record with 119. Last season, she was named to the All-NESCAC Second Team after finishing 17-5 with a 1.33 ERA, and was named to the NFCA New England First Team. She was the winning pitcher in all three of the Jumbos' NESCAC tournament victories and in all three of their NCAA first-round wins. She also broke her own single-season strikeout record, posting 129.
With her shutout of Chapman University on March 23, Moreau upped her career shutout total to 18, breaking Lima's old record of 17.