UTPB freshman softball pitcher Desiree Valero earned Heartland Conference Pitcher of the Week honors for her performance in her first career start.
The former Midland Lee star struck out six in a complete-game shutout against Texas A&M-Kingsville on Friday in the St. Mary’s tournament in San Antonio.
She also allowed just four hits.
On Saturday, Valero came on in relief against Angelo State, striking out both batters she faced.
The Lady Falcons (1-3) are scheduled to play the University of the Southwest in a doubleheader today starting at 2 p.m. in Hobbs, N.M.