On Monday, Auburn pitcher Maddie Penta was named SEC co-Freshman of the Week after pitching a no-hitter Saturday and striking out 13 over her two starts.
For the first time since Mikayla Martin pitched a no-hitter for the Tigers in 2018, Penta pitched the program's 26th no-hitter in her first collegiate start. Pena struck out seven players through 5 innings while leading Auburn to an 8-0 victory on Saturday. Southeast Missouri only had 4 players reach bases, all of whom reached the through walks.
In her second game of the season, the Chesapeake City, Maryland, native held Southeastern Missouri to just two infield singles and one walk through 7 innings. Penta struck out 6 players leading the Tigers to a 3-1 victory, securing the sweep against the Redhawks.
Over the 2 games, Penta held opponents to a 0.51 batting average while striking out a team-high 13 players. She also posted a 0.00 earned run average while allowing just one unearned run through 12 innings of play.
Georgia’s Sydney Chambley is sharing the award as the other co-Freshman of the Week.
Auburn faces South Carolina in the Osprey/Dolphin Invitational on Feb. 19 at 12 p.m. CST.
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