IOWA CITY, Iowa — Junior pitcher Allison Doocy has been named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
Doocy earned three wins at the Saluki Invitational, throwing two complete games, striking out 19, and giving up two runs in 18 innings of work.
The Ankeny, Iowa, native led Iowa to a 5-1 victory over UIC on Friday, striking out seven and giving up five hits. In the second game of the day’s doubleheader, Doocy appeared in relief for one inning against the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, striking out two.
On Sunday, Doocy got the start in Iowa’s second game against the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She pitched three innings without allowing a hit, striking out two as the Hawkeyes forced its first run-rule of the season, winning 12-0 in five innings. Doocy closed the tournament against Miami (OH), throwing her second complete game of the weekend, striking out eight as Iowa defeated the Redhawks, 2-1.
This is Doocy’s second Big Ten Pitcher of the Week award (March 12, 2018), and the third conference award of her career. She was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on April 17, 2017.
Doocy ranks second in the Big Ten in innings pitched (99), third in the Big Ten in ERA (1.20) and wins (11), and fourth in strikeouts (98).
The Hawkeyes return to action March 20 at Illinois State before opening their Big Ten slate at Purdue March 22-24. Iowa make its 2019 home debut on March 27 against Western Illinois at 7 p.m. (CT). Tickets are available on hawkeyesports.com/tickets or over the phone at 800-IA-HAWKS.