Pitcher of the Week: Keely Rochard, Virginia TechNews
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Pitcher of the Week: Keely Rochard, Virginia Tech
The junior right-hander recorded all three complete-game victories, including a no-hitter, without allowing a single run as Virginia Tech swept Virginia. Rochard (14-3) had a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts in the series opener and a three-hitter with seven strikeouts in the second game. In the series finale, Rochard threw her second no-hitter of the season and was one play away from a perfect game. She had 11 strikeouts, marking the 10th time this season in 14 starts Rochard has thrown 10 or more strikeouts.
“This is quite the honor for Keely. It’s difficult, especially in today’s game, to beat the same team three days in a row without giving up a run. We just don’t see that a lot anymore. It was fun to watch.” – Virginia Tech head coach Pete D’Amour