Posted: 11:18 am Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Former PBG pitcher Shelby Turnier earns college softball honor 

By Jodie Wagner

Former Palm Beach Gardens High School pitcher Shelby Turnier, now at UCF, was named the American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week following a 16-strikeout performance against Bowling Green.

The Knights sophomore was 3-0 last week with 38 strikeouts in 20 innings.

She struck out the final eight Bowling Green batters, five looking. She also allowed just one hit in the game.

Turnier is 9-1 on the season with a 1.37 ERA and 107 strikeouts.

A former Florida Miss Softball, Turnier finished 24-2 with a 0.71 ERA and 190 strikeouts as a Palm Beach Gardens. She won state titles with the Gators as a sophomore and junior.

Shelby Turnier gets ready to deliver a pitch for Palm Beach Gardens in 2012. (Photo by Damon Higgins)