Adding to already stellar career at East Texas Baptist University, graduate student pitcher Shelby Parker (Brazoria, Texas) has been named the NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) National and American Southwest Conference Pitcher of the Week. This is the second time in her career she has been named the national pitcher of the week.
“We are really excited for Shelby as she has done a great job for our program over the past few years and she is really throwing the ball well now and we are excited for her and the honor,” says head coach Janae Shirley.
Parker went 3-0 last week with a 0.88 ERA and 22 strikeouts not walking a batter. She earned her first win in a 5-2 dual with then #4 Texas-Tyler handing them their first loss of the season. In the last three innings vs. Texas-Tyler, she retired the side to ensure the win, too. She followed that with 10 strikeouts each in shutout wins over Concordia-Texas in games one and three of the series.
She was also the ASC Pitcher of the Week on March 23rd. Last year, she was the NFCA National Pitcher of the Week on March 5th.
This year she is 10-0 with 98 strikeouts and only 11 walks in 67.2 innings pitched. She also has three saves and a 1.76 overall ERA.
ETBU is currently 17-2 and ranked third in the latest NFCA National Poll.