For the third time this season, sophomore hurler Sarah Harness has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

Harness went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in seven innings of work this past week. The Bowling Green, Mo. native allowed just three hits- one of which went for extra bases and she held opponents to a .125 batting average. She also struck out eight and walked just two.

Her week started with a no-hit inning of relief against the preseason OVC favorite SEMO Redhawks in which she struck out two of the three batters she faced. She then tossed a three-hit, six inning shutout in SIU’s 10-0 win over Loyola on April 2 to improve to 12-2 on the season.

The Bowling Green, Mo. native leads the Valley in wins (12) and innings pitched (100.1) and ranks second in both earned run average (1.40) and opposing batting average (.200).

The Salukis return home on April 10 for a three-game series against the Evansville Purple Aces.

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