Patty Gasso may be enjoying the deepest pitching staff that she’s had in a while. I realize that is a huge statement coming off the era of Paige Lowary and Paige Parker, but Gasso has three pitchers now that are capable of shutting anyone down.
Mariah Lopez (Feb. 12 and 19) and Giselle Juarez (Feb. 26) have already been acknowledged as Big 12 Pitcher’s of the Week and on Tuesday it was Shannon Saile’s turn.
Coming off a weekend performance that saw her earn two saves and a win, Saile was acknowledged by the Big 12 as the top pitcher last week.
Sporting a 0.00 ERA and recording 20 strikeouts, Saile made sure that her presence was felt. She earned a win against McNeese State on Tuesday and then two saves on Saturday against Drake and Grand Canyon.
On the season she leads the nation in strikeouts per seven innings with an average of 13.1.