Auburn Montgomery sophomore Cassie Daniels earned NAIA National Pitcher of the Week honors on Tuesday, becoming just the second Warhawk to be recognized nationally in the five-year history of the program.
Daniels received the national honor after allowing just one run in a pair of complete game victories over top 15 opponents. She struck out 16 batters over 14 innings.
On Saturday, Daniels tossed her first career no-hitter, and the fifth in AUM history, against ninth-ranked Belhaven. She followed up that performance with a complete-game seven hitter versus 14th-ranked William Carey in a 7-1 Warhawks victory.
Entering today’s doubleheader against Mobile, Daniels led the team with a 17-1 record, a 1.52 ERA and 167 strikeouts in 119 2/3 innings. She is currently ranked fourth in the NAIA in opponent batting average, with opponents hitting just .148 against her.