BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - SIUE softball's Lexi King was named the Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week after her performance this past weekend at the Blues City Classic in Memphis, Tennessee.

King, a left-hander from Goreville, Illinois, tossed a one-hitter in SIUE's shutout over Drake 8-0 in six innings Sunday. The only hit she allowed was a single to lead off the fourth inning, which was negated by a ground ball double play to end the inning. She did all of this in the circle while adding two hits and an RBI.

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The Cougars finished 4-1 at the Blues City Classic and are now 7-11 overall.

SIUE opens the home schedule Wednesday with a single game against Saint Louis. The first pitch is set for 3 p.m.