Adams Named B1G Co-Pitcher of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Sophomore pitcher Jalen Adams has been named Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the week, it was announced Monday. The honor is the first Big Ten weekly honor of her career. She shares the award with Courtney Wyche from Maryland.

The Fort Dodge, Iowa, native picked up two complete game shutout victories in the series win over Michigan State. Adams threw her first career no-hitter on Friday, the 19th no-hitter in program history. She allowed just two baserunners and had two strikeouts in the, 4-0, victory. This is the first seven inning no-hitter for the Hawkeyes since the 2015 season when Shayla Starkenburg no hit Southern Utah on Feb. 7th.

In game two of Saturday’s doubleheader the sophomore went the distance again allowing no runs on seven hits with three strikeouts. Adams held Spartan hitters to a .152 batting average against on the weekend. She lowered her season ERA to 1.96 in 103 2/3 innings pitched.

The Hawkeyes return to action on Friday as they travel to West Lafayette, Ind. for their first Big Ten road series at Purdue. First pitch at Bittinger Stadium is scheduled for 4 p.m. CT.