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USF’s Georgina Corrick named AAC’s top pitcher

Coach Ken Eriksen’s staff also is honored by the American Athletic Conference.
Sophomore right-hander Georgina Corrick has struck out 232 batters in 189 innings this season. [USF Athletics]
Sophomore right-hander Georgina Corrick has struck out 232 batters in 189 innings this season. [USF Athletics]
Published May 8, 2019

USF right-handed ace Georgina Corrick, who leads the top-seeded Bulls into this weekend's American Athletic Conference tournament, has been named the league's pitcher of the year.

The honor was among several USF (39-17, 17-4), the regular season champion and tournament’s top seed, formally received Wednesday in a balloting of AAC coaches.

Veteran coach Ken Eriksen and his staff (assistants Jess Moore and Laura Ricciardone and volunteer assistant Kristen Wyckoff) were selected staff of the year. Senior catcher Macy Cook was named defensive player of the year. Corrick and outfielder AnaMarie Bruni made the all-AAC first team.

Junior Brooke Hartman and freshman designated hitter Meghan Sheehan made the second team and all-AAC rookie team, respectively.

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Corrick, an AAC co-pitcher of the year as a freshman, enters the league tournament with a 23-4 record, 0.93 ERA and a sparkling 0.82 WHIP figure. She has struck out 232 batters in 189 innings, recording 18 complete games.

She currently leads the conference in ERA, victories, shutouts (10) and hits allowed per seven innings (4.04).

Cook has yet to commit an error despite starting all 56 games this season, recording 375 putouts with 17 assists. Offensively, she’s hitting .269 with a team-best 40 RBI and five home runs, including a walk-off grand slam in the Bulls’ AAC opener against Tulsa in March.

Bruni, who has managed only one error as the everyday center fielder, is hitting .382 with two home runs, 17 RBI, 10 doubles, three triples and 39 runs scored.

Contact Joey Knight at jknight@tampabay.com. Follow @TBTimes_Bulls.


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