Schmidt named SEC Pitcher of the Week

LSU pitcher Kristin Schmidt was named the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week after recording a 2-1 record with a 0.88 earned run average over her last three games.

The junior from Houston allowed just six hits in 16 innings pitched while striking out 14 in the three-game series against Tennessee at Tiger Park over the weekend.


Her victory in game one was her fourth consecutive complete-game shutout, after posting three consecutive shutouts in the Purple & Gold Challenge a week ago. In the 4-0 LSU win, she scattered just two Lady Vol hits and walked two, while striking out seven.


In the third game against Tennessee, she allowed just three hits and two walks, while striking out six. After allowing the only Lady Vol run in the second inning of the 6-1 LSU win, she retired 13 straight batters and 15 of the final 17 batters of the game.


Her one loss on the week came in the two innings she pitched in relief of the second game against Tennessee. She allowed her first run after throwing 33 consecutive scoreless innings on solo home run in the top of the seventh inning that proved to be the decisive run in the 3-2 LSU loss.


The SEC honor is the first for Schmidt, who transferred to LSU from Notre Dame after her freshman season. She was named the Louisiana Sports Writer's Association Pitcher of the Week last week after being selected the Most Valuable Player of the Purple & Gold Challenge.


The Tigers return to action on Wednesday against in-state rival Nicholls State in a single game beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Tiger Park. LSU then travels to face No. 13 South Carolina in a three-game SEC series in Columbia, S.C., over the weekend. The series begins on Saturday with a doubleheader at noon and concludes with a single game on Sunday at 1 p.m.


All four Tiger games this week will be broadcast on the LSU Sports Network on WJNH, Jam'n 107.3 FM, in Baton Rouge or on the Internet at


The final game of the South Carolina series will also be televised and can be seen on FoxSports Southwest, Baton Rouge cable channel 37.

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