PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast's Aidan Nichols' eye-popping stats in a pair of victories last week have earned her MACJC Pitcher of the Week honors.
The freshman from Brandon struck out 30 batters in 17 innings for the No. 7 Lady Bulldogs against Copiah-Lincoln and East Mississippi. She allowed only one run and just five hits.
"I wasn't surprised she had that much success because she's really put the work in," Gulf Coast coach Kenneth Long said. "When we desperately needed her to have that dominant game against Co-Lin because it was such a close game, she really came through for us."
In a nine-inning, 2-1 victory over Copiah-Lincoln, Nichols struck out 16 while allowing just two hits and the one earned run.
She shut out East Mississippi 8-0 while striking out another 14 hitters. Nichols also went 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and an RBI.
She is 16-5 on the season with a 2.45 ERA.
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