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[Rochard]Rochard named ACC Pitcher of the Week

2021-07-14

  ACC Release

  GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech softball’s Keely Rochard has been named the ACC Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday.

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  Rochard (24-7) started and got the win in all four games at Syracuse over the weekend, including her second no-hitter of the season in Game 1. The Williamsburg, Virginia native has now won the award nine times in her career, three times this season, which is tied with Duke’s Peyton St. George for the most this year.

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  The righty struck out 37 batters in New York and allowed just one run to the Orange on the weekend. Rochard currently leads the country in both strikeouts (288) and shutouts (13) and leads the ACC in wins (24), hits allowed per seven innings (3.46) and strikeouts per seven innings (10.4).

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  Rochard has been no stranger to accolades this season as she has also won the Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week twice as well as been named to the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 25.

  ACC Softball Pitcher of the Week

  Feb. 16 – Peyton St. George, Sr., Duke | Blake Neleman, Fr., Georgia Tech

  Feb. 23 – Brittany Pickett, Sr., North Carolina

  March 2 – Peyton St. George, Sr., Duke

  March 9 – Brittany Pickett, Sr., North Carolina

  March 16 – Peyton St. George, Sr., Duke

  March 24 – Keely Rochard, Jr., Virginia Tech

  March 30 – Keely Rochard, Jr., Virginia Tech

  April 7 – Valerie Cagle, Fr., Clemson

  April 13 – Kathryn Sandercock, So., Florida State

  April 20 – Valerie Cagle, Fr., Clemson

  April 27 – Alexis Holloway, Sr., Notre Dame

  May 4 – Keely Rochard, Jr., Virginia Tech

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