Jones wins third Pitcher of the Week award


By Sean Carley, @SCarleyDE

For the fifth time this season, freshman pitcher Brianna Jones was honored with a weekly award by the Missouri Valley Conference.

Monday she was named the MVC Pitcher of the Week after another lights-out week against Southeast Missouri State and Illinois State.

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This is her third time winning Pitcher of the Week this season in addition to her two Newcomer of the Week awards.

Over the last week she tallied three wins, two of which were shutouts, in addition to picking up a save. Her two shutouts give her eight on the season, tied for the most in the nation.

Overall, she threw 16 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just nine hits to her 10 strikeouts across the four appearances.

Jones boosted her record to 15-3, while holding a 1.41 ERA. Her ERA and 15 wins are both the best in the MVC.

She is the first Saluki to win Pitcher of the Week three times in the same season since Katie McNamara in 2009.

Sean Carley can be reached at [email protected] or at 618-536-3307.