The Edmond Sun

April 18, 2014

UCO’s Schrock earns NFCA Pitcher of Week honor


Special to The Sun

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Central Oklahoma’s Kalynn Schrock has been selected the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II National Pitcher of the Week, it was announced Wednesday.

The senior left-hander from Choctaw had a dominating performance in the circle last week, going 3-0 with a save and an 0.48 earned run average. She gave up just 10 hits in 29 innings while striking out 32 as opponents hit just .106.

Schrock, who was also named Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Pitcher of the Week, started the week by scattering four hits and allowing one earned run in a first-game win over Midwestern State before coming back to earn a save in the nightcap against the Mustangs while also hitting a grand slam in a come-from-behind 7-5 win.

Schrock followed that up by allowing just three hits and one earned run in a 3-2 10-inning win over No. 5-ranked Emporia State before throwing a perfect game against Washburn, striking out eight in the seven-inning gem as Central Oklahoma won 4-0. Schrock is 21-6 on the season with a 1.10 ERA for the 36-12 Bronchos.

“Kalynn has had a great year for us, and she was particularly on her game last week,” Central Oklahoma interim head coach Cody White said. “She’s an intense competitor and was really zoned in.”