SEWARD, Neb. – On the heels of a dominant run at the Tucson Invitational, junior Michaela Woodward has been tabbed the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Pitcher of the Week. This is the second week of the 2017 season that the conference has awarded both a player and pitcher of the week.
Woodward has dazzled in the circle so far this season. At the Tucson Invitational, the native of Cortland, Neb., threw 23.1 innings and allowed only two earned runs on 22 hits and eight walks. She struck out 16 hitters during that same stretch that covered four appearances and saw her earn two victories. Woodward has not allowed a single earned run over her last three outings (16.1 innings).
On the year, Woodward is 5-3 with a 1.23 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 51.1 innings. The biology major garnered second team All-GPAC honors as a freshman and first team all-conference accolades as a sophomore. Woodward is also a middle-of-the-order hitter for Concordia. In her career, she has batted .380 with 11 home runs and 80 RBIs in 113 games.
As of this afternoon (March 14), the Bulldogs were still scheduled to host Bethany College in a doubleheader at 4 p.m. CT on Wednesday (March 15). That twin bill is up in the air due to snowy and cold conditions.