Underwood Earns C-USA Co-Pitcher Of The Week Honors
Junior Tossed 10.0 Shutout Innings To Lead North Texas To Series Win Over UAB
IRVING, Texas -- The North Texas softball team finished the 2016 season on a high note, taking two of three from Conference USA Co-Western Division Champion UAB on the final weekend of the regular season. Junior Stacey Underwood did her part in the circle, pitching a shutout for 10.0 innings over two appearances against the Blazers and earning Conference USA Co-Pitcher of the Week honors.
It's her first career Conference USA weekly honor and the third of the season for the Mean Green. Junior shortstop Kelli Schkade also earned Conference USA Co-Player of the Week on February 15 and March 28.
The junior from Hico, Texas, Underwood tossed her first complete-game shutout of the season, the second of her career, as part of her 10.0 shutout innings. On the weekend, she allowed just four hits with three walks and seven strikeouts in 10.0 scoreless innings.
In game two of the UAB series, she stranded the bases loaded in the first inning and then allowed just two base runners and did not allow a base runner to advance into scoring position in the final six innings. For the game, she allowed just two hits with two walks and five strikeouts in 7.0 shutout innings.
In the regular-season finale, she came on in relief and worked 3.0-plus scoreless innings, which included a perfect fifth and sixth innings, as the offense erased an early 2-0 deficit and rallied to a 3-2 walk-off win for the series win.
The Mean Green finish the 2016 season with a 22-33 record.