April 19, 2004
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Jessica Sallinger was named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week today, announced by the league office. Sallinger earns the honor for the first time this season after tossing her third no-hitter of the season and finishing the week 3-0, with a 0.00 ERA.
Sallinger began the week with her third no-hitter of the season, fourth combined, against No. 13 Alabama, reaching the 10-strikeout plateau for the 15th time this season with 10 K’s. The Kennesaw, Ga., native improved to 2-0 for the week against NC State, tallying her second straight shutout of the week tossing a four-hitter. She pushed her consecutive scoreless inning streak to 30 innings in the game. The shutout was her 12th of the season, tying the school record she set in 2002. Sallinger fanned 13 hitters in the game surpassing the 10K total for the 16th time this season.
In her final outing of the week, Sallinger tallied another four-hitter against ACC foe North Carolina, 2-1, allowing an unearned run in the fifth inning. The unearned run for the Tar Heels ended Sallinger’s consecutive scoreless innings streak at 35.0. She struck out nine Tar Heel batters in the ballgame. Sallinger finished the week 3-0, with a 0.00 ERA, 32 strikeouts and three walks in 21.0 innings pitched.
Sallinger and the Yellow Jackets will travel to Statesboro, Ga., for a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday, April 21. The games are set to begin at 3 p.m. and will be broadcasted via live stats on www.ramblinwreck.com.