Holly McKinnon Earns Final ASUN Pitcher of the Week Honor

May 8, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Holly McKinnon

LakePoint, Ga. – USC Upstate senior Holly McKinnon was recognized by the ASUN Conference on Monday afternoon as she received the final Softball Pitcher of the Week accolade following her performance on the mound last weekend against North Florida.

McKinnon earned all three wins in the series and compiled a 1.62 ERA with one complete game. The Ocala, Fla. native limited opponents to a .089 average at the plate and struck out 13 batters in 13.0 innings of work. She allowed three runs over the weekend on four hits and one walk.

She began the series by throwing a complete game as Upstate secured the ASUN Regular Season Championship with a 4-1 victory and gave up just one run on two hits, no walks and four strikeouts. McKinnon picked up the win in relief during game two after tossing 1.2 scoreless innings. She concluded the weekend by striking out eight batters in just 4.1 innings during the series finale.

McKinnon’s three victories over the weekend helped the Spartans record their fifth consecutive 40-win season.

The weekly recognition for McKinnon is the sixth of her career and second this season.