Gavin Named Pitcher Of The Week

Senior Megan Gavin was named the MIAC Pitcher of the Week after she struck out 25 in two games and became the fourth pitcher in school history to surpass the 300-K mark for a career. She leads the MIAC in strikeouts this year.
Senior Megan Gavin was named the MIAC Pitcher of the Week after she struck out 25 in two games and became the fourth pitcher in school history to surpass the 300-K mark for a career. She leads the MIAC in strikeouts this year.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (3/15/21)---Senior pitcher Megan Gavin (Cold Spring, Minn.) was named the MIAC Pitcher of the Week it was announced on Monday.

Gavin earned the award after compiling 25 strikeouts in two games for the Cobbers. The 25 Ks on the week allowed her to become only the fourth pitcher in program history to reach the 300-strikeout milestone in a career.

This week's weekly honor marks the second time in her career she has been named the MIAC Pitcher of the Week. She also earned the award in her sophomore year when she went 6-1 in Florida and struck out 65 batters in 45.0 innings.

Gavin has continued her strikeout prowess in her senior season. She started the week by fanning 12 batters in Concordia's 4-1 win over Bethany Lutheran. She allowed only four hits and a lone earned run and finished the game by facing one over the minimum number of batters in the final three innings.

She recorded her 300th career strikeout in the win over the Vikings. It came in the fourth when she retired the final two batters of the frame with strikeouts.

Gavin finished off her week by setting down 13 batters via the K against Wis.-Superior. She allowed two earned runs against the Yellowjackets and didn't give up an extra-base hit.

Gavin has struck out at least 12 batters in all three of her starts in 2021. She only had one double-digit K total in her seven games last year and now has 10 for her career.  Gavin has 42 Ks on the year which leads the MIAC and has fashioned a 1.67 ERA over 21.0 innings pitched which is third lowest in the conference this year.

Gavin will look to continue her double-digit strikeout streak when the Cobbers take part in the Viking Classic in Mankato on Mar. 17-18.