Hannah Perryman

University of Missouri–St. Louis senior pitcher Hannah Perryman has been named the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II National Pitcher of the Week, as announced Feb. 17 by the organization. It is Perryman’s third overall selection.

Perryman, a criminology and criminal justice major, was lights out keying the seventh-ranked Tritons (10-0) to five of their six wins last week. In five starts, she did not allow a run, surrendered just seven hits and struck out 64 in 33 innings of work. Perryman registered her 12th career no-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 4-0 win over Southeastern Oklahoma at the 8-State Classic hosted by Arkansas-Monticello. The no-no moved her into a tie for fourth on the NCAA Division II career charts.

“This honor means so much to me,” Perryman said. “My team and I have worked incredibly hard this off season, so being recognized is a true honor. I can’t wait to see what the rest of this season has in store for us.”

The lefty hurler twirled a pair of one-hitters, including a scintillating 18-strikeout performance against Northwestern Oklahoma. She also notched a two-hit blanking of Nebraska-Kearney, fanning 14 and bringing the NCAA’s, across all divisions, active strikeout leader’s total to 1,257, which is seventh all-time in Division II. For the week, she held opponents to a .069 batting average and struck out 10-plus in all five appearances.

“Hannah has had an amazing start to the season,” said head coach Brian Levin. “Going six straight starts without giving up a run is astonishing. She never ceases to amaze me, and I am really looking forward to what else she has in store for us.”

UMSL returns to the field Feb. 27 to March 2 with seven games in the NTC Spring Games in Clermont, Fla.

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