Baylor softball junior pitcher Gia Rodoni was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, announced Monday by the conference office.
The award is the sixth weekly honor from the conference for Rodoni, all coming in 2018, extending her own program record for single-season honors and tying for the third-most in a single-season by a Big 12 pitcher. Closing out the 12th week of the softball season, Rodoni has now accounted for fully half of the conference’s weekly honors for the top pitcher.
The Los Banos, Calif., native continued her dominance as one of the Big 12’s top pitchers, the only pitcher in the conference to go 3-0 on the week.
She led the Big 12 in ERA (0.31), wins (3), innings pitched (22.1), strikeouts (26), strikeouts per game (8.15), appearances (4), saves 91), games started (3), shutouts (1), complete games (2), third in opp. batting average (.167).
Over four appearances and a conference-high 22.1 innings pitched, the junior ace allowed just one run and struck out 26. The next closest conference pitcher had eight strikeouts.
She earned her first save of the season in the middle game of the Iowa State series, saving a 4-3 win for the Lady Bears, and has now made seven-straight appearances with one or fewer runs allowed
The nod is the 39th awarded to a BU pitcher in program history. A Lady Bear pitcher has taken home at least one weekly honor from the conference each of the last eight years, with four or more awards in now three-straight seasons.
Rodoni’s award last week moved her past Kelsee Selman (2017), Heather Stearns (2016), and Whitney Canion (2009) for the most single-season honors by a Lady Bear, taking her season haul up to six.