COLTON HUNTER OF SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, a junior right-hander from Round Rock, Texas, has been named the SCAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played from Monday, March 4 through Sunday, March 10.
Hunter set the tone for a series sweep of Mary Hardin-Baylor, surrendering only one run and six hits in nine innings to give Southwestern the 8-1 victory, bringing his record to 3-0 on the season. Hunter started strong, retiring nine of the first 11 hitters he faced and got stronger as the game went one, striking out the side in the top of the ninth inning to end the night with a career-high 15 strikeouts. His 15 strikeouts are tied for the seventh best in a single-game in SCAC history.
Other Outstanding Performances in the SCAC:
Texas Lutheran senior pitcher Nathan Malinovsky allowed no earned runs while stiking out 10 through six innings of work in the Bulldogs’ series opener against Millikin. Trinity junior right-hander Mark Tindall tossed a complete game against Millikan on Friday, collecting seven strikouts while allowing one earned run. Schreiner junior Josh Gilliam earned a pair of saves last weekend in the Mountaineers’ two-game series with Blackburn.
|SCAC Baseball Pitchers-of-the-Week|
|Week 1||Austin Warner, Centenary College|
|Week 2||Austin Smith, Southwestern University|
|Week 3||Dylan Murrell, Texas Lutheran University|
|Week 4||Conrad Voss, University of Dallas|
|Week 5||Colton Hunter, Southwestern University|