TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After throwing the first perfect game for Florida State in nearly 12 seasons, redshirt freshman pitcher Meghan King was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday. It is King’s first career ACC Pitcher of the Week accolade and the fourth time this season that a Seminole has been chosen as an ACC Performer of the Week, joining Jessica Burroughs (twice) and Alex Powers.
“Meghan has really progressed for us this season and I am excited to continue to see her grow,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “Watching her become more comfortable in the circle, learning about situations and hitters, trusting more in her pitches and trusting in the defense behind her gives me confidence every time I give her the ball. The whole pitching staff has been working hard over the last several weeks and that is showing on the field.”
King made history last week, recording the first perfect game at Florida State since 2004 in an 8-0 win over Tulsa on March 12. The redshirt freshman pitcher allowed only one ball to leave the infield on a fly out to centerfield in the sixth. The Parkland, Fla., native was also efficient in the circle as she used 63 pitches to record 18 outs against the Golden Hurricane and faced only one three-ball count in the entire game. Tulsa had entered the weekend receiving votes in the ESPN/USA Softball poll.
For the week, King posted a 2-0 record with a 0.00 ERA, giving up two hits in 11.0 innings with six strikeouts. She has retired 25 of the last 26 batters faced and now is 9-1 on the season with a 1.52 ERA.
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