Northwestern State pitcher Mikayla Brown finished her regular season career on top as she was named the Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Monday.

 

Brown tossed two shutouts as NSU (28-25, 15-12 SLC) won four of its five games this past week.

 

The Deville native held Prairie View A&M and Central Arkansas to four hits each in her two shutouts, which increases her season shutout total to four and career total to 12.

 

Brown (5-7) retired 10 straight UCA batters from the second to the fifth innings before leaving the bases loaded in the seventh inning to protect the clean slate.

 

NSU won the series against UCA 2-1, and Brown’s win propelled the Lady Demons to the No. 6 seed in the Southland Conference tournament, which starts Tuesday in Natchitoches.

 

The Lady Demons will face No. 7 seed Lamar in a 1:30 p.m. single elimination game.

 

Against Prairie View A&M, Brown struck out seven and issued just one walk.

 

Brown moved into sole possession of sixth place all-time on NSU’s career wins list with 46.

 

The weekly conference award is her first of the season and third of her career.

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CREDIT: Chris Reich/NSU Photographic Services