ST. LOUIS – Junior Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) of the Drake University softball team has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday, April 3. This is the first career MVC Pitcher of the Week award for Smith. On the season, Smith is 10-11 in the circle with a 3.90 earned run average and 59 strikeouts. Smith and her teammates host in-state rival, Iowa, on Wednesday night at Buel Field. First pitch for the midweek non-conference contest is scheduled for 6 p.m.Print Friendly Version Smith was outstanding in the circle in the home sweep of Indiana State this past weekend. She earned all three wins and allowed zero earned runs and just three unearned runs on 15 hits with 10 strikeouts to just three walks in 17.2 innings of work. Smith started the series with the Sycamores with her first career shutout as she scattered five hits with four strikeouts and zero walks. In the second game, she received the win after coming on in relief of freshman Abby Buie. Smith pitched 3.2 innings and allowed zero runs on three hits with one walk and four strikeouts. In Sunday’s finale, she pitched seven innings and allowed three unearned runs on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts.