Junior Autumn Storms was selected as the SEC Pitcher of the Week after a 3-0 performance last week, including a complete-game shutout of No. 18 Kentucky on Friday (March 29). The weekly accolade is the second of Storms’ career in the cardinal and white.
Storms’ shutout against No. 18 was the first for the Wildcats of the season. She went on to only allow two runs in game three of the series, helping the now No. 14 Razorbacks to their sixth-straight conference home series win.
Storms started the week with a win over Sun Belt opponent UT-Arlington, where she allowed only four hits and struck out five Mavericks. Over the course of the week, Storms tallied 12 total strikeouts.
The Temecula, California native faced 94 batters and recorded only one true walk through 20.2 innings pitched. She currently ranks in the top 50 of four categories among Division I pitchers including victories, walks allowed per seven innings, strikeouts and strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Since becoming a Razorback, Storms has recorded 325 strikeouts; Storms’ 116 strikeouts this season is already a single-season career high.
Arkansas will start a four-game road stretch on Wednesday (April 3) when they travel to Missouri State for a non-conference mid-week game with the Bears. After Wednesday’s contest, the Razorbacks will head south to Gainesville, where they will kick-off a three-game series with Florida starting Friday (April 5) at 5:00 pm (CT).
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