For the second time this season, Henderson State’s Michelle Sorensen has been named Great American Conference Pitcher of the Week. The honor comes on the heels of astounding performances in the circle during the Reddies’ series with Arkansas Tech on Sunday and Monday.
Sorensen was a workhorse for Henderson during its record-breaking 3-2 victory on Sunday. The junior from Sherwood, Arkansas, got the win by pitching a GAC-record 19 innings, and though she faced 71 batters, gave up just eight hits, one earned run, and had an incredible 21 strikeouts.
Despite pitching a record number of innings on Sunday, Sorensen, on less than a day’s rest, started again for Henderson in the first game on Monday. Once again she was magnificent in a game that went into extras, as she pitched all 10 innings to get her second win in two days, while allowing one run, on just four hits and striking out 12 more batters, in the Reddies’ 2-1 walk-off victory.
Sorensen received Pitcher of the Week honors back in week three and becomes the first player in the GAC this season to win the Pitcher of the Week award twice.
Henderson’s next games are Friday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. against Southeastern Oklahoma State at Dee White Field in Arkadelphia.
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