[su_spacer size=”20″] Georgia’s Chelsea Wilkinson has been named the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week, it was announced today by the league office. It is the first SEC honor for Wilkinson this season and the third of her career. It is the third time this season that a Georgia player has been honored by the league office for a weekly award.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Wilkinson posted a perfect 3-0 record last week and is now tied for first in the SEC with 16 wins. The Taylorsville, N.C., native started the week by getting the start, the win and combining to throw Georgia’s fifth no hitter of the year. In three games last week, she struck out 18 batters in 14 innings of work, allowing just one run and four hits over three games for a 0.50 ERA. In the series opener against Arkansas, Wilkinson threw a complete-game one hitter. She wrapped up the weekend by striking out six batters and retiring eight straight Razorback hitters in Georgia’s 9-1 win in the series finale.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Wilkinson and the Georgia softball team will be back in action on Wednesday, March 25 when it hosts Georgia Southern at 6 p.m., at Jack Turner Stadium in Athens, Ga. The Bulldogs will then travel to Knoxville, Tenn., to take on the Tennessee Lady Vols in a Saturday-Monday series.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Photo credit: Sean Taylor/UGA Sports Communications