East Central University softball redshirt freshman Sydney Dow has picked up her first award with the Lady Tigers as she was named the Great American Conference Pitcher of the Week for April 1.
Dow doubled her win total for the season as she posted a 3-0 record last week. In 18.0 innings of work, the El Reno, Okla., native allowed only 11 hits and struck out 21. She also limited the opposition to a .169 batting average.
Against Arkansas-Monticello she set the ECU single-season high with 12 strikeouts. Dow then came back with a complete-game victory in the series finale.
The Lady Tigers will hit the road for a GAC series at Southern Arkansas, April 4-5 in Magnolia, Ark. Double-headers are scheduled for both days, with Friday’s starting at 2 p.m. and Saturday’s at noon.