VAUGHT EARNS SECOND OVC PITCHER OF THE WEEK AWARD
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Tennessee State junior pitcher Amanda Vaught has once again been named the Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Vaught was honored for the first time on February 26. Vaught went 2-1 with a two saves last week, finishing with a 0.33 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings. She allowed 12 hits and three walks in five appearances. The Murfreesboro native pitched the first no-hitter in school history and struck out a career high 17 batters while walking just two in TSU's 3-0 win over La Salle. In the next game she entered in the seventh inning and struck out two of the three hitters she faced to earn a save in a 5-3 win over Maine. In her next start, she dropped her first contest of the year as she scattered five hits, struck out eight and allowed one earned run in a 3-0 loss to South Dakota State. Vaught recorded a save as the Tigers defeated Georgetown 2-0. She struck out the only batter she faced with bases loaded to team up with Candace Hildebrand for the shutout. She followed that appearance pitching a complete game in a 7-1 win against Monmouth. Vaught has helped the Tigers to a 19-5 record, two wins shy of the school record for wins, appearing in 16 games and has compiled an 8-1 record with three saves. She has struck out 132 batters in 82 innings, averaging 1.6 per frame. She has a 0.43 ERA and has held opponents to a .141 batting average. The Tigers return home to host Western Kentucky in a doubleheader on Wednesday, March 12, before traveling to Clarksville, Tennessee, to open OVC play with Austin Peay this weekend. First pitch against the Hilltoppers is set for 2 p.m.