Hanna Hull was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) pitcher of the week on March 9. This is the third time this year that Hull has received this award. Altogether though, Hull has received this award 20 times. This season, she has received these honors Feb. 24, March 2 and March 9.
Hull pitched ten innings during the doubleheader against the Cougars of Averett University. During the first game, Hull pitched a complete shutout. Hull moved to 3-0 on the mound as she pitched a full seven innings only giving up four hits during the game. While striking out 6 of the 25 batters faced. Hull came in to relieve Carla Hall in game two and threw three innings. During these three innings Hull only gave up two hits while striking out four batters. Hull’s great performance this week led to a ODAC pitcher of the week.
As the Marlins continue to dominate the competition they move to a record of 11-1. So does Hull, after defeating Greensboro College Hull moves to 8-0 on the mound striking out 66 hitters this season. “With it being my senior year, I only have one goal in mind and that is to win another national championship to end my career,”Hull said. She attributed her continuing success to a great coaching staff and teammates that push me to get better. I’ve also gained more confidence throughout my career, which I believe plays a major role in any person’s success.”
One thing Hull believes she can be a little better at is her changeup pitch. “I want to continue to work on a changeup. I think that being able to mix up speeds more often would be a huge advantage, so I’ve been working harder on that pitch,” Hull said.
Being the ODAC pitcher of the week is always an honor. There are many talented pitchers in the ODAC, including the pitchers on my team. So I am very thankful to be receiving this accolade,” Hull said.