Junior pitcher Marjorie Johnson (Tulsa, Okla.) of Southeastern Oklahoma State has been named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II Player of the Week for the week ending March 2, 2008, it was announced on Wednesday.
Johnson appeared in four games for the Savage Storm last weekend, pitching 17 innings with a 4-0 record over three starts and a relief appearance.
In her first outing of the week against Newman, Johnson pitched four innings, striking out five and allowing just one run. Against Texas Woman’s on Thursday, Johnson pitched a complete-game no-hitter in an 8-2 victory, posting 14 strikeouts in the game.
In the second game of that doubleheader, Johnson came off the bench to pitch the final two innings of what was a 2-0 game in favor of Texas Woman’s. She struck out three over those two innings and allowed just one hit before the Southeastern Oklahoma offense came through with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for the victory.
On Saturday against East Central, Johnson pitched a complete-game (4.0 IP) shutout, striking out 13 and allowing just one hit.
For the week, Johnson went 4-0 with 17.0 IP and a 0.41 ERA. She struck out 26 batters while walking nine, allowing four hits and just one earned run. With the 4-0 weekend, she moved to 12-0 on the season and has already amassed 157 strikeouts, including the SOSU and Lone Star Conference record for strikeouts in a game with 22.