Smothers selected TSWA Pitcher of the Week

Photo: Qyntia Parks-Lewis
Photo: Qyntia Parks-Lewis

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Hayley Smothers of the King University softball team tossed a pair of complete games last week and was named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Pitcher of the Week.

Smothers tossed a pair of complete game shutouts for the Tornado, helping lead King to a 4-0 week. The Camden, Tenn., native started the week by defeating West Virginia Tech when she threw five innings, allowing only four hits and striking out three. Smothers capped the week by tossing seven scoreless innings, scattering eight hits at Mars Hill University. At the plate, Smothers ripped her second career home run against West Virginia Tech and drove in three in the contest.

King is in action on Wednesday afternoon at home against Concord University and again on Thursday when they host Mars Hill at 2:00 p.m.