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Payton Gottshall earns SEC Pitcher of the Week honors

Tennessee graduate student pitcher Payton Gottshall was named Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday, marking the third consecutive week a Lady Vol has won the award.

Gotshall pitched 12 innings and earned two shutout victories against South Carolina. She allowed five walks and recorded 18 strikeouts in three appearances last week.

Gottshall recorded her 1,000th career strikeout at Western Carolina. She also earned her first save of the season, pitching a scoreless 10th inning in Saturday’s victory against the Gamecocks.

The graduate student in her second season at Tennessee has recorded 1,011 strikeouts. She is the NCAA Division I active leader for strikeouts.

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire