Mitchell Named CBI Central Region Pitcher of the Week
May 12, 2010
ARLINGTON, Texas - UT Arlington right-handed pitcher Jason Mitchell has been named the College Baseball Insider Central Region Pitcher of the Week, the website announced Wednesday.
It is Mitchell's second time this season to be honored by College Baseball Insider, as he was named the Central Region and National Pitcher of the Week on March 2.
Mitchell was selected the top pitcher in the Central Region, which consists of nine conferences with 87 programs represented at the NCAA Division I level: Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, Horizon, Mid-American, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley, Southland, Summit and Independent.
Overall, College Baseball Insider awards four regional pitchers/players of the week (Northeast, Southeast, Central and West) and a national pitcher and player of the week.
Mitchell, a senior from Phoenix, Ariz., threw a three-hit complete-game shutout against Stephen F. Austin last Friday to lead the Mavs to a 1-0 victory in game-one of the Southland Conference series at Clay Gould Ballpark.
He tossed a three-hit complete-game shutout - his second of the season - while the complete game was his fifth, ranking him tied for third in the nation. Mitchell struck out seven Lumberjacks while only one base runner reached third base in the game.
Mitchell's 101 strikeouts lead the conference and place him only three behind the school's all-time single-season record (Nathan Long, 104 - 2009). In addition, Mitchell's shutout against SFA made him the first UTA pitcher since 2001 (Pierce Loveless) to pitch two shutouts in Southland Conference play in a single-season.
Overall, Mitchell is 6-3 with a team-leading 3.16 ERA in 94.0 innings, which also leads the conference and ranks second nationally. He has started 12 games where he has allowed 87 base hits and 33 earned runs while opponents are batting just .245 against him this season.
CollegeBaseballInsider.com Weekly Awards:
National Player of the Week: Grant Buckner, West Virginia - 3B
National Pitcher of the Week: Kyle Blair, San Diego - RHP
Central Region Player of the Week: Gauntlett Eldemire, Ohio - OF
West Region Player of the Week: Dusty Robinson, Fresno State - OF
Northeast Region Player of the Week: Sean Allaire, Central Connecticut State - SS/C
Southeast Region Player of the Week: Kelvin Freeman, North Carolina A&T - INF