LAKEPOINT, Ga. – Lipscomb's Mandy Jordan was honored for outstanding performances this past week as this week's ASUN Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.
Jordan collects her first ASUN Pitcher of the Week honor after dominating pitching performances for the Bisons at the Troy Invitational.
She opened her weekend with a bang as Jordan shut out No. 19-ranked Pittsburgh. She went the distance and struck out eight batters in the 1-0 victory, the second win over a ranked opponent for any ASUN team this season.
Jordan added two more complete games, including a 7-0 shutout against Southeastern Louisiana and a 4-2 win over Troy. She finished with 23 strikeouts on the week, and only allowed one earned run to post a 0.32 ERA at the Troy Invitational.
She picked up a save in an 8-6, eight-inning decision against Troy.
This is the second week in a row a Lipscomb pitcher has been honored by the ASUN Conference. McCarley Thomas won last week.
“Mandy grew a lot through last year,” Lipscomb coach Kristin Ryman said. “She had to step back and re-evaluate herself as a pitcher at this level. She has been very open to learning.”
Ryman credits pitching coach Megan Rhodes Smith for her work with Jordan each day in the bullpen.
“For Mandy a lot of it is a different mentality and a lot of it is her consistency,” Ryman said. “She has learned that throwing a full game at this level takes a lot out of you emotionally, mentally and physically than it does at any other level.
“It is not just about going out and throwing seven innings. At this level you are tested with every batter. She is learning how to handle all of that literally before our eyes. She is growing up every single weekend and that is a cool thing to watch right now.”
ASUN Conference Softball Pitcher the Week - Feb. 27th, 2017
Mandy Jordan, Lipscomb
Sophomore | Pitcher | Camden, Alabama
- First Career ASUN Player of the Week Award
- Made four appearances collecting three wins and one save at Troy Invitational
- Opened week with a 1-0 shutout victory against No. 19 Pittsburgh
- Posted a 0.32 ERA, including two shutout victories and allowed only one ER
- Finished week with 23 strikeouts, including eight vs. Pittsburgh