TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — For the second time this season and the fifth time in her career, Meghan King is the ACC’s top pitcher as the redshirt junior was named ACC Pitcher of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday. It is the eighth time this season, among five separate players, that a Florida State student-athlete has been named either the ACC Pitcher or Player of the Week.
King excelled in the circle as Florida State remained undefeated in ACC play with a sweep at Georgia Tech. She did not allow an earned run over 7.0 innings of work, striking out nine and giving up just four hits and three walks on the weekend.
After allowing an unearned run in the first inning on March 31, she retired nine of the final 11 batters she faced and recorded four strikeouts, all looking. King entered Sunday’s game in relief with the Seminoles trailing the Yellow Jackets and pitched 4.0 shutout innings, giving up just one hit and two walks, along with five strikeouts, as Florida State came from behind to beat Georgia Tech. For the week, opponents batted just .167 against her as she improved to 12-3 on the season with a 1.21 ERA.
“Excited for Meghan, but it was a lot of team success in Atlanta last weekend,” said FSU head coach Lonni Alameda. “She pitched us through some tough situations and kept he game close on Sunday for the offense to put some runs up late.
“Can’t wait for Louisiana tomorrow, as they swing it, they pitch it and do a lot of things right. It is going to be a good RPI challenge for us, and I’m excited about the home and away. We’ll be playing at their field next year and it is really good for our schedule to get quality competition throughout the year to prepare for postseason.”
Ranked Midweek Doubleheader
A pair of Top 25 teams will meet in Tallahassee on Wednesday, April 4 as No. 13 Florida State (29-6) welcomes No. 19 Louisiana (23-7) for a doubleheader that is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. The game times have been pushed back an hour to due rain in the forecast for Wednesday morning and afternoon.
Florida State and Louisiana are tied at 9-9 in the all-time series between the two schools, though Wednesday’s doubleheader will be the first game played since 2006. Louisiana has won the last seven games in the series, dating back to 1994, and it is the first time the schools will meet in Tallahassee since 1993.
Louisiana is the fifth team that Florida State has faced from the Sun Belt Conference this season. The Noles are a combined 6-1 against Texas State, South Alabama, Troy and Georgia State in 2018, with the lone loss coming on a 3-1 defeat at South Alabama on February 21.
Florida State has won 17 games in a row, dating back to March 3. It is the longest winning streak of the season, tied for the 12th-longest winning streak in school history and the longest since the Seminoles won 24 consecutive games from March 3-April 9, 2017.
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