Lady Bears' Rodoni earns 5th Big 12 pitcher of the week title

Lady Bears' Rodoni earns 5th Big 12 pitcher of the week title
Posted at 10:10 PM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 23:10:23-04

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 fifth weekly honor from the conference for Rodoni, all coming in 2018, which sets a new Baylor record for most weekly honors in a single season.

The Los Banos, Calif., native helped lead the Lady Bears to the only undefeated week among Big 12 schools, going 4-0 in conference play with a midweek road win over Texas and a sweep of Kansas.

Rodoni was second overall in the Big 12 in ERA (0.34), first among pitchers with three appearances and the only conference pitcher to collect three wins.

She led the Big 12 in wins (3), innings pitched (20.1), strikeouts (21), appearances (3), games started (3), shutouts (1), complete games (2), and was third in opponent batting average (.189).

The junior ace allowed just a single run over the week, completely bottling up the opposing lineups, posting six or more strikeouts in all three starts to allow the BU offense to outscore their opponents 13-1 over the week.

The nod is the 38th 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 passes Kelsee Selman (2017), Heather Stearns (2016), and Whitney Canion (2009) for the most single-season honors by a Lady Bear.