Softball: Delafield honored as Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week

By Bud Denega, Sports Information Graduate Assistant

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State junior pitcher E.C. Delafield had herself a series to remember at Incarnate Word this past weekend. Now, she has some recognition to go alongside that pleasant memory.

Delafield was honored as the Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week. She made two starts against the Cardinals, and the second one was NSU’s 14th no-hitter and first since 2015.

Delafield went all seven innings Saturday, tossing 88 pitches, and struck out a dozen to improve to 4-1 on the season. She made the start in Game 2 on Friday, and worked 3.2 innings of scoreless softball, yielding four hits with four strikeouts.

This is the first such award for Delafield. She was named Southland Conference Hitter of the week in 2019.

Delafield also did damage with the bat over the weekend. She registered four hits and five RBIs, four of which were the result of a grand slam.

Northwestern State returns to action Friday against Houston Baptist in its first Southland Conference home series of the season. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. at the Lady Demon Diamond.

Photo Credit: Chris Reich / NSU Photographic Services