Softball's Hoover Named SEC Pitcher of the Week

Softball's Hoover Named SEC Pitcher of the Week

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After earning two wins in the circle and allowing just three total earned runs last week, LSU freshman right-handed pitcher Carley Hoover was named the SEC Pitcher of the Week the league announced on Monday afternoon.

An LSU player has now earned one of the league’s weekly awards 11 times this season, as Hoover becomes the first LSU player to earn the league’s top pitching award, as already this season she’s claimed the freshman award twice.

Against two of the hottest offenses in the league, Hoover amassed a 1.11 earned run average in the circle in three complete-game efforts for the Tigers, allowing three runs on 12 hits in 19.1 innings of work. The Clemson South Carolina, native struck out 22 total Auburn and Missouri batters over the week in earning a 2-1 record.

She pitched her fourth shutout of the season on the road at Missouri, holding them to four hits with four strikeouts in a 9-0, five-inning win in Columbia on Monday.

Although she suffered the loss on Friday in the opener against Auburn, she held them to only two runs on three hits with six strikeouts. She came back two days later to tie her career high in fanning 12 Auburn batters in allowing just one run on five hits to secure the victory.

LSU will be back in action on Thursday night, opening play at the 2015 Southeastern Conference Softball Tournament at Tiger Park in Baton Rouge.

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