FOREST, Va. – Hanna Hull of the No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan University softball team has been named the Pitcher of the Week by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. This is her seventh time earning the honor this year and the 12th time of her career.
Hull has displayed her prowess all throughout her career, but this week she hit a benchmark that only few in Division III can say they have. In the win over Ferrum on Saturday, the lefty tossed 15 strikeouts, coming within just a single hit batter of a Perfect Game. With those 15, strikeouts though, Hull surpassed the 1,000 career strikeout mark, making her just the 25th player in DIII history to do so. She currently ranks fifth in active players across all Divisions for total career strikeouts (1,005).
Aside from hurdling that achievement, Hull produced a pair of impressive outings on the week, bumping her season record to 22-1. In Thursday's victory over Shenandoah, the junior struck out nine, while allowing just three Hornet hits. As previously mentioned, she punched out another 15 against Ferrum on Saturday, earning her sixth no-hitter of the year.
Softball returns to action at 12 p.m. on Friday with the opening round of the ODAC Championship. The Marlins earned the top seed in the tournament and will square off against eighth-seeded Shenandoah in Salem, Va.