NASHVILLE – After earning the first ASUN Pitcher of the Week honor of the 2018 season, Lipscomb’s Jordan Fortel has been named the D1 Softball Pitcher of the Week.
Fortel threw a no-hitter during Lipscomb’s 3-0 win over No. 14 Ole Miss on Friday in her first outing in the Purple and Gold.
The junior tossed four strikeouts and gave up just one walk, giving the Lady Bisons their highest-ranked victory since knocking off No. 14 Baylor 1-0 during the 2014 Getterman Classic.
The Rebels had started off 2018 undefeated heading into the game against Lipscomb. Last season, Ole Miss won the SEC Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals.
Lipscomb also defeated the ACC’s Georgia Tech 1-0 on Friday to start off the season 2-0.
After the pair of “Power Five” victories, Lipscomb is currently receiving votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top-25. The Lady Bisons sit four spots outside of the rankings with 15 points.
The Lady Bisons will hit the field again this weekend at the EMU Madeira Beach Spring Invitational.