For the third time this year, Jordan Withrow has been named the Lone Star Conference Pitcher of the Week. It's also the third straight week that a TexAnn pitcher has garnered league attention.
Withrow was marvelous in the pitching circle once again as the sophomore went 3-0 in four starts over the week to lead the TexAnns to a 7-0 record in five days, a 12-game winning streak, and the 30-win plateau for the second straight season. The right-hander from Trenton started four games and went the distance in three of them, boasting a pair of complete-game shutouts.
She started her week by coming within one strike of Tarleton history as Withrow took a perfect game down to the final strike before allowing a single up the middle for the only sign of life from St. Mary's. She went on to sit down the next batter quickly to cap off a complete-game, one-hit shutout of the Rattlers.
She followed up by closing out her week with another shutout, this time over league rival Western New Mexico to lift Tarleton to a 2-0 victory in the final conference game of the series. For the week, Withrow threw 25.0 innings while holding opposing hitters to a mere .145 batting average for the week and boasting a 1.68 ERA with 26 strikeouts.
She continues to lead the Lone Star Conference in strikeouts by a wide margin with 168 - compared to the next highest total of 95. She is 32 strikeouts away from becoming the first TexAnn pitcher in program history to strikeout 200 in a season.
Withrow and the TexAnns will head to San Angelo this weekend for a three-game series with the Rambelles, beginning Thursday at 7 p.m.