VAUGHT NAMED OVC SOFTBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Tennessee State junior pitcher Amanda Vaught has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Vaught went 2-0 with a save last week, finishing with a 0.76 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings. She allowed 15 hits and seven walks in six appearances. The Murfreesboro native went six innings against Alabama A&M and struck out 14 allowing just two hits in TSU's 7-4 win. In her next outing, she earned the win over Ball State with five innings of relief work surrendering two hits and striking out ten. Vaught recorded a save as the Tigers defeated Belmont 5-0. She pitched two innings of perfect ball with three strikeouts. She followed that appearance pitching 6 2/3 and fanning ten batters against Morehead State. The junior college transfer also hit her first career home run this week against Alabama A&M. Vaught has been a key part to the Tigers 10-2 start appearing in nine games and has compiled a 4-0 record with one save. She has struck out 72 batters in 43 2/3 innings, averaging 1.7 per frame. She has a 0.64 ERA and has held opponents to a .150 batting average. The Tigers return home to host Central Arkansas in a doubleheader on Wednesday, February 28, before traveling to Florida for the Rebel Spring Games. First pitch against the Bears is set for 2 p.m.