After leading the Pac-12 in almost every pitching category, Australian Gabbie Plain has been named the Pitcher of the Year by the Pac-12 Conference.
Plain is the third Husky ever to earn Pitcher of the Year, joining Jennifer Spediacci (2000) and Danielle Lawrie (2009 & 2010).
This year, Plain led the Pac-12 in wins, strikeouts, complete games, and strikeouts per seven innings while finishing third in ERA. She had eight scoreless appearances against Pac-12 schools, including her sixth career no-hitter. Six times she struck out ten or more batters against Pac-12 competition, doing so 14 times overall on the season. Plain began the year 23-0, the longest undefeated start to a season in Washington history.
Plain joins Lawrie and Spediacci as the only Huskies ever to earn Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year. She is the first Husky pitcher to earn a yearly award from the Pac-12 since 2016, when Taran Alvelo earned Newcomer of the Year.
Plain is now in Washington’s top ten all-time in wins and the top five in both strikeouts and shutouts. She has six no-hitters in her career, the second-most in Washington history behind Danielle Lawrie’s eight. Two of those no-hitters were perfect games, while three more saw Plain allow only one baserunner.
The Huskies begin their 2021 World Series Campaign, starting with Regionals as the Number 16 Seed in the 64 team field.
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