Reynolds Wins 18th Pitcher of the Week Nod After Her Final Home Weekend
CLEVELAND - Kent State senior Kylie Reynolds (Greensboro, Ga./Morgan County) was named Mid-American Conference East Division Pitcher of the Week for the 18th time in her career and the sixth time this season Tuesday, sharing the award with Miami's Meredith Linch. Reynolds helped the Golden Flashes win three conference games on the weekend.
In 20 total innings pitched last week, Reynolds allowed just one run and five hits, while fanning 39 batters. She went 2-0 with a pair of complete games and one shutout in two starts. Reynolds also tossed five scoreless innings of relief against Bowling Green and carried a 0.35 ERA on the week.
The right-handed ace appeared in five games last week and struck out all three batters she faced in the seventh inning Tuesday against Robert Morris. In a start against Toledo, she fanned 15 Rockets and allowed just two hits. Her only run allowed came in the seventh inning. Later that day she made a seventh inning relief appearance and struck all three of the batters she faced.
Sunday she threw 11 total innings against Bowling Green without allowing a run. Striking out nine batters in each game, Reynolds allowed only two hits in her six-inning shutout and one hit in five frames of relief.
In 22 MAC appearances, Reynolds finished 15-3 with a 1.68 ERA, three shutouts and 171 strikeouts. Since March 5, she is 22-6 with four saves and a 1.64 ERA, while averaging 1.46 strikeouts per inning. Among active pitchers, she ranks second in the nation with 1,216 career strikeouts behind 2009 National Player of the Year Danielle Lawrie.
The Golden Flashes (30-20, 17-5 MAC) will take on Bowling Green in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Firestone Stadium.