BATON ROUGE, La. – After a complete-game shutout win over No. 8 LSU on the road in Baton Rouge, La., University of Kentucky senior pitcher Kelsey Nunley was named the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week, it was announced by the league office on Monday morning.
Nunley went the distance on Saturday night, helping Kentucky earn a 1-0 win over the Tigers in the series opener. The Soddy Daisy, Tenn., native struck out six LSU batters and lowered her ERA on the season to 1.03. She now has a 14-4 overall record in 2016 and leads the Kentucky staff with over 120 strikeouts on the season.
Nunley is also a finalist for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award, where fans can go online and vote for Nunley every day through the end of the regular season one time per day. Fan balloting counts for 1/3 of the total with the remaining 2/3 determined by NCAA Division I coaches and national media members.
No. 15 Kentucky has already wrapped up a series win in Baton Rouge against LSU for the first time in program history, and will look to sweep the Tigers on Monday night at 7 p.m. ET from Tiger Park. The game will be shown live on the SEC Network, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app with Women’s College World Series announce crew Adam Amin and Amanda Scarbrough on the call from the Bayou.