TAMPA, Fla. – Star pitcher Georgina Corrick is earning accolades every time she walks on the field for the University of South Florida Bulls.
For the junior star, however, her only focus is in just going out and throwing.
“(Statistics) are kind of something you don’t really pay attention to, big stats add up for other people, and that’s their job to really do,” said Corrick, in front of her team’s dugout after their 1-0 win over Penn State last week. “I just get to go out in the field and have fun.”
Last season, the 6-foot blond put up a 25-6 record with a 1.14 earned run average, on 260 strikeouts in 214.1 innings. Currently in her third year, the righthander is dominating with a 12-3, 1.39 ERA, on 120 strikeouts in 90.1 innings.
As the American Athletic Conference’s Pitcher of the Week, for three consecutive weeks, Corrick had 551 strikeouts through a 1-0 victory over Penn State Nittany Lions last Wednesday.
That made her the sixth pitcher in the program’s storied history to achieve 500 Ks. While the Floridian’s supporters have begun to hang K’s over the railings of the USF Softball Stadium, the impact she has made has been well-reciprocated.
“It’s just really exciting to know that I get to leave a legacy on this program,” she said. “I entered here as a freshman and I was super nervous and everything, but now I get to have my name up there with the people that I looked up to, and really aspired to be when I was first looking to come here.”
That includes all-timer Sara Nevins, a lefthander who graduated in 2014 and played three-years with the USA national team.
Corrick’s respect for her coach and ex-Team USA pitcher, Jessica Moore, allows her to continue to grow.
“I definitely have a massive amount of respect for her and the level that she’s able to push me to every single day,” she said. (Coach Moore) comes out here and pushes me to be my best and I really attribute so much of my success to her.”
Moore touched on the relationship she had built with the pitcher, attesting to Corrick’s abilities, to have set the standard amongst her peers.
“To see Georgina come in, year after year, and kind of get better. That’s the impressive piece.”