CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – After setting a career high with 179 strikeouts during her senior campaign, Liz Carter received some much deserved recognition with an All-Southland Third Team selection.
Carter finished the season as the strikeout leader in the Southland Conference in all games, as well as in league play. 58 of the 179 strikeout victims this year went down looking, also a Southland best. She was 10-19 with a 3.36 ERA in 204 innings of work with five shutouts during the 2017 season. Opponents hit .257 off the righty.
The senior was named the Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week in April after one of the best weeks in her career. Carter went 2-1 in four games, throwing 24 innings and fanning 27 in the process with an ERA of .054.
During the 2017 opening weekend at the CenturyLink Classic, hosted by Texas State, Carter tossed her second career no-hitter with a nine-strikeout performance against Texas Tech.
Next to Sarah Pauly, who was Carter’s pitching coach during her first two seasons on the Island, Carter ranked in the top-10 in single-game, single-season and career records more than 20 times. Her 544 career strikeouts, 47 wins, 132 appearances, 111 starts, 87 complete games and 17 shutouts sit second in the Islanders record book. Carter was just the second player in school history to record more than 150 punchouts in two seasons, coming during her junior and senior campaigns.
Carter became the 22nd All-Southland selection in Islanders Softball history.