GEE EARNS WEEKLY SLC PITCHING HONOR
April 30, 2007
ARLINGTON, Texas - After tossing the second complete-game shutout of his career, UT Arlington right hander Dillon Gee was named the Aeropostale Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 30, the league office announced Monday. The honor is the first for Gee this season and third time he has been honored in his career.
Gee (Cleburne, Texas) was honored after tossing a three-hit shutout against Northwestern State on April 27. He allowed just four base runners all game and struck out 10 without walking a batter. He needed only 92 pitches to help his team to the 7-0 victory.
Things did not start so great for Gee as he gave up a triple down the right-field line. He would get out of the inning with a soft liner to second, a comebacker to the mound and a grounder to second to get out of the jam. He would set the side down in order in the second, fourth, fifth, seventh, eighth and ninth innings, while allowing a pair of two-out singles through the infield in the third and sixth innings.
The complete game was the third this season and seventh of his career. It was also the third complete-game shutout of his career after throwing a six-hit shutout against Stephen F. Austin in 2006 and a four-hit shutout against then-No. 12 Baylor in 2005.
On the season, Gee is 4-6 with a 4.13 ERA in 13 starts. He leads the team with 72 strikeouts in 89.1 innings. In his last four starts, Gee has allowed just seven earned runs and struck out 34 in 31 innings.
Gee is creeping up the career charts as he ranks ninth in appearances (55), fifth in innings pitched (276.0) and eighth in strikeouts (174). He also tied the single-season record for starts in a season with 17 in 2006.
The Mavs return to the diamond on Tuesday as they travel to take on Oklahoma in doubleheader at 3 p.m. at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman, Okla.