Light's perfect week leads to Conference Carolinas Weekly Award

Photo taken by Rachel Burrus
Photo taken by Rachel Burrus

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following a 6-0 week for the King University softball team, pitcher Hannah Light was recognized by Conference Carolinas for her stellar performance. Light was selected as Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week registering 32 strikeouts and winning all six contests for the Tornado.

Light was masterful in six games for King this week, pitching all but one inning and leading the Tornado to a perfect 6-0 record. In a doubleheader against Newberry on March 24, Light didn't allow a single run and gave up just two hits in the second game in a pair of 1-0 victories. She also helped the Tornado to sweeps of Belmont Abbey and Lees-McRae in conference play.

The senior has not given up more than two runs in an outing since allowing four runs in a loss to Tusculum on March 13. For the week, the Coeburn, Va., native had a minuscule 0.90 ERA in 39 innings pitched. She scattered 30 hits, with 28 singles and two doubles, but left 35 runners stranded to allow just five runs on the week. She struck out 32 batters with eight free passes. Light is tied for second in all three NCAA divisions with 201 strikeouts and leads the conference with 19 wins. This marks the fourth time this season Light has earned this award.

King has won eight straight contests and is in action this afternoon at North Greenville University. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.