Holly McKinnon received her second weekly recognition on Tuesday as the senior was one of three players to earn NCAA DI National Softball Pitcher of the Week honors from Fastpitch News.
McKinnon was named Pitcher of the Week by the ASUN on Monday for the fifth time in her career and first this season.
The Ocala, Fla. native earned all four victories on the mound for Upstate last weekend against Army West Point, Purdue, Saint Joseph’s and Monmouth to go 4-1 during the three-day tournament in Clearwater, Fla. The senior compiled a 4-0 record with a 0.65 ERA and had two complete games and one shutout. She allowed just two runs in 21.2 innings of work and gave up 11 hits and seven walks while striking out 22. She also limited opponents to a .155 average at the plate.
McKinnon did not allow a run in two appearances and a total of two runs in the other two games. She began the weekend by throwing a complete game in the win over Army West Point and gave up one run and struck out six. McKinnon followed that performance with a complete game shutout against Purdue and collected eight strikeouts while allowing three hits. She earned the win in relief against Saint Joseph’s after not allowing a hit in three innings. McKinnon closed out the weekend on Sunday by striking out six batters in an 8-1 victory over Monmouth.
She currently leads the conference with a 12-2 record, 0.87 ERA and 116 strikeouts.