Hughes selected Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week

Photo credit: Tyler Feaster
Photo credit: Tyler Feaster

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Emma Hughes tossed a pair of complete games for the King University softball team last week and was named Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday.

Hughes defeated UVa-Wise 3-1 and Milligan College 1-0, leading King to a 3-1 record. In her first start at UVa-Wise on Saturday Hughes only gave up one run on three hits and struck out nine. The Rogersville, Tenn., native then tossed her first shutout of the season on Sunday, defeating Milligan. In the contest, she only allowed four hits and struck out five. Hughes closed out the win against Milligan by getting the final two outs with Buffalo runners on second and third.

This is the first Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week award Hughes has won in her career.

King is currently playing Mars Hill University and the Tornado travel to Queens University on Wednesday. First pitch from Charlotte, N.C. is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.