EVANSVILLE – After a stellar performance on Friday, University of Evansville baseball sophomore right-handed pitcher Shane Gray has been named Missouri Vally Conference Pitcher of the Week, it was announced in a release by the Conference office on Monday morning.
Leading Evansville to a season opening win over #12 Georgia, sophomore Shane Gray turned in an impressive performance on the mound Friday. Against the nationally-ranked Bulldogs, Gray pitched six innings, allowing just one earned run and four hits, while striking-out four. Friday’s season opening win for Evansville over #12 Georgia was the first of its kind in more than six seasons for the Aces. It marked the Aces first win over an SEC opponent since Feb. 26, 2014 when the Aces defeated Vanderbilt on the road, 8-3.
Gray’s pitcher of the week honor is the first an Aces pitcher since Nathan Croner and Adam Lukas went back-to-back winning the award on March 11 and 18, 2019.
Evansville makes its home debut this weekend when the Aces host NIU for a weekend series at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Bruan Stadium on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
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