Weekend Recap – April 16, 2018
Contact: Colton Andresen, Media Relations Coordinator
Pitching continues to shine through snow and cold weather
La Crosse, Wis. – A weekend full of undesirable weather and game postponements was highlighted by impressive pitching in the south from Liberty’s Garret Price and Nova Southeastern’s Brady Acker.
Garret Price earned his fifth victory of the season Friday night in a 4-0 win over Charleston Southern. After earning Big South Pitcher of the Week honors last week, Price was outstanding once again, scattering four hits over 6.2 shutout innings and striking out nine. Price is 2-0 since joining Liberty’s starting rotation, improving his season record to 5-2. The right-hander now has a 2.08 ERA with 55 strikeouts in 39.0 innings, limiting opponents to a .184 batting average.
Brady Acker improved to 3-0 on the season as the #14 ranked Nova Southeastern swept Lynn University over the weekend. The Sharks have won 12 in a row and post a 26-9 record on the season. Acker tossed 7.0 strong innings, surrendering three runs on four hits while striking out a career-high 12 batters.
Duke’s Bill Chillari made another impressive midweek start for the 30-7 Blue Devils, who are now ranked ninth in the nation according to D1Baseball.com. Chillari improved to a perfect 5-0 record after tossing 5.0 shutout innings vs. Davidson, allowing just two hits and striking out four in Tuesday’s 5-0 victory. The sophomore left-hander now has a 1.96 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 23.0 innings on the season.
Other notables on the weekend include Korey Lee blasting his third homerun of the season in California’s wild come-from-behind win over San Francisco last week. Jarron Silva took advantage of two pinch hit opportunities last week, going 2-for-2 with a two-run double and scoring twice for the UCLA Bruins in a weekend sweep of Utah. Harrison Freed also had a productive weekend for the Butler Bulldogs, going 3-for-6 in a series sweep of Villanova.
Check back next week for more updates as we pray for some warm weather at Copeland Park. There’s no way it can snow on the home opener May 30th… right?! Roll Logs!
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