Gorsuch Picks Up NFCA Pitcher of the Week
BATON ROUGE – The awards keeping coming for senior pitcher Maribeth Gorsuch as she has been named NFCA Pitcher of the Week, announced by the NFCA this afternoon.
This is just the fourth NFCA Pitcher of the Week honor in program history and the first national honor for Gorsuch. She earned SEC Pitcher of the Week on Monday.
Gorsuch was on fire in the circle as she pitched two shutout victories, including the first seven-inning perfect game in program history. For the week, she totaled 22 strikeouts in 12 innings and allowed just one hit and one walk.
Her first win of the week came on Wednesday as she pitched a one-hit shutout against LA Tech. She struck out six and faced two over the minimum 15 batters. The only hit came in the top of the fifth inning.
On Saturday, she came back to the circle and threw a perfect game. She threw 21 first-pitch strikes and faced the minimum 21 batters. She struck out a career-high 16 batters, including eight straight from the second to fourth innings and struck out the side in the seventh to finish the game. She also had a total of 81 pitches and 61 of those were strikes.
Her perfect game is the fifth perfect game in program history, the first in seven innings. Among the SEC, the perfect game is the 11th in seven innings and the first solo perfect game since 2008.
After a 5-0 week, the Tigers are 13-1. In the circle last week, the Tigers had two one-hit shutouts, a no-hitter and a perfect game. They head to the Judi Garman Classic this week in Fullerton, California. They take on Loyola Marymount, Texas Tech, Cal, Washington and Colorado State. For a full schedule of the week, click here.