Kubesch Named C-USA Co-Pitcher of the Week
April 10, 2006
IRVING, Texas - After throwing a no-hitter in game one against league-leader Southern Miss and giving up just one earned run in 23.0 innings pitched last week, Memphis hurler Jenna Kubesch was named the C-USA Co-Pitcher of the week; it was announced Monday by the conference office.
The weekly award is the first for the junior transfer, who shared pitcher of the week honors with UAB freshman Kayla Harris. It is also the first-ever weekly accolade for the Memphis program in its inaugural season.
In three outings on the week, Kubesch boasted a 0.30 ERA in 23.0 innings of work, while allowing just three runs - one earned - on nine hits, striking out 23 and walking only four.
The Weimar, Texas native picked up the first victory of the Lady Tigers' 2-1 series win over USM in no-hit fashion, to log her second no-hitter of the season. The first zero-hit effort came in a perfect game at Grambling State on February 28.
In addition to her game-one win, Kubesch tossed 10.0 innings of five-hit ball in a 2-1 extra-inning loss to Southern Miss in Sunday's series finale. In that contest, she allowed just one earned run, while fanning 10 and walking only one.
Kubesch's third outing of the week was another stellar performance, as she struck out eight and allowed just one unearned run and four hits, but took a 1-0 loss to UT-Martin.
For the season, Kubesch leads the Lady Tigers with a 1.88 ERA, 109 strikeouts and a .188 opponent's batting average.
The Memphis softball team will be back in action Wednesday at Greenbrook Park in Southaven, Miss., when it hosts Middle Tennessee State in a mid-week double-header at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The squad will then travel to Orlando, Fla., to face UCF in a three-game C-USA series on Friday and Saturday.