JSU’s Harbin Named OVC Softball Pitcher of the Week

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Jacksonville State sophomore Tiffany Harbin has beeen named the Ohio Valley Conference’s Pitcher of the Week for her efforts in guiding the Gamecock softball team to a 3-1 record last week, the league office announced on Monday.

A native of Hazel Green, Ala., Harbin earned every decision in a week that saw the Gamecocks (23-22, 17-7 OVC) wrap up the season sweep of Tennessee State on Tuesday and then take two games in a three-game series with SIU-Edwardsville over the weekend. She posted a 3-1 record in the circle to go along with a 1.48 earned run average.

She opened the week with her best performance, a nine-inning shutout of TSU in Nashville that saw her strike out seven Tiger batters. She then dropped the first game of the weekend against the Cougars, a 2-1 decision in which she surrendered just one earned run.

She finished strong, working 2.2 innings of relief to help the Gamecocks claim a 9-8 thriller in the finale of Saturday’s doubleheader before tossing them to an 11-3 rout on Sunday. The weekly honor is the second of the season for Harbin, who also received it on March 12. She was a three-time recipient as a freshman in 2011.

Harbin and the Gamecocks will host UAB in a non-conference game on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at University Field. Admission is free.

Courtesy JSU Media Relations