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GSU's Purvis - Pitcher of the Week... AGAIN!



Purvis Named SoCon Pitcher of the Week
Senior hurler tosses a perfect game to open the week

STATESBORO, GA.  – For the fourth time this season, Georgia Southern's Sarah Purvis has been named SoCon Softball Pitcher of the Week. The senior delivered a perfect game to open the week, recording her second no-hitter in a five-day span. Purvis and the Eagles open league play on Saturday afternoon at UNCG.

She joins an exclusive club of three pitchers to earn eight or more career SoCon Pitcher of the Week awards, joining Chattanooga's Brooke Loudermilk (2007-10) and Beth Alexander (1999-02) who each received nine awards.

The Warner-Robins, Ga. native opened the week in perfect fashion, tossing her third career perfect game and the fifth no-hitter overall as an Eagle. She struck out nine batters as she moved into 11th place in NCAA history for career perfect games.

The week continued with 5.2 scoreless innings of relief in a 3-2 win over Holy Cross. She scattered four hits in the game as the Eagles earned their 16th win of the season and the eighth win of the year for the senior hurler.

Against No. 3 Tennessee, she held one of the nation's top offenses to just two hits and two runs while tallying six strikeouts. Her consecutive scoreless innings streak, however, came to an end after 37.0 consecutive innings of shutout ball which was good enough for a new school record, breaking her previous record of 36.2 innings.

Georgia Southern opens SoCon Regular Season play this weekend with a three-game set against UNCG. Play begins on Saturday at 1 p.m. with a doubleheader against the Spartans.

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