Jones named MVC Pitcher of the Week

By Sean Carley, @SCarleyDE

Freshman softball pitcher Brianna Jones was honored Monday for her outstanding weekend performance at the Lion Classic.

Jones was named Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week for the opening week of the season.

She pitched two complete game shutouts during the weekend and did not give up an earned run in 14 innings, while striking out 16 batters. Opponents hit .192 against her throughout the invitational.


Coach Kerri Blaylock said Saturday that Jones is having a hall-of-fame caliber start to her career.

She is the first freshman to win the opening Pitcher of the Week award since Chelsea Ross won it in 2014 for Northern Iowa and the first Saluki to win it since Danielle Glosson in 2011.

Sean Carley can be reached at [email protected] or at 618-536-3304.