Softball's Fortel named first ASUN Pitcher of the Week of 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018
By Logan Butts
Softball's Fortel named first ASUN Pitcher of the Week of 2018

LakePoint, Ga. – After a stellar first outing in the Purple and Gold, Lipscomb softball junior Jordan Fortel has been named the ASUN Pitcher of the Week, as announced by the league offices on Monday.

Fortel earned the first ASUN weekly honor of the season after pitching a no-hitter against No. 14 Ole Miss on Friday.

In her first start as a Bison, the transfer struck out four batters and only walked one in the no-hit shutout of the Rebels.

The 3-0 win against Ole Miss was the highest-ranked victory for Lipscomb since knocking off No. 14 Baylor 1-0 at the Getterman Classic in 2014.

Over the weekend the Bisons also defeated Georgia Tech, giving them two wins over “Power Five” schools to kick off the season.

Lipscomb will be back in action with another tournament this weekend as they head to Florida for the EMU Madeira Beach Spring Invitational. They will begin a slate of five games with a matchup against Virginia on Friday at 12:30 p.m.