ICC's Harding named MACJC Pitcher of the Week

The sophomore southpaw from Walls went 2-0 last week and went the distance in both outings, compiling 19 strikeouts while walking only five in 16 innings of work.

Posted: Apr 23, 2019 10:06 PM
Updated: Apr 23, 2019 10:46 PM

FULTON, Miss. (WTVA/ICC Athletics) – Itawamba Community College’s Houston Harding was named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Pitcher of the Week in a league announcement Tuesday.

The sophomore southpaw from Walls went 2-0 last week and went the distance in both outings, compiling 19 strikeouts while walking only five in 16 innings of work.

In the Indians’ 12-4 run-rule win over East Central Community College, Harding struck out 10 while allowing seven hits and two earned runs while throwing all seven innings.

Harding finished the week with a complete game win over Copiah-Lincoln Community College, striking out 9 and allowed six hits and one earned run.

The Mississippi State University signee improves to 9-0 this season with a 1.62 ERA and is averaging 10.26 strikeouts per game.

The No. 4 ranked Indians (31-6-1, 16-4 MACJC) will travel to Clarksdale on Wednesday for a conference doubleheader with Coahoma Community College before returning home for a twin bill with No. 14 Hinds Community College on Saturday, where Harding is scheduled to start game one.

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