Baseball's Derrik Lutz Tabbed A-10 Co-Pitcher of the Week
April 17, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC - The Atlantic 10 Conference announced Monday that George Washington University baseball player Derrik Lutz (Grantville, PA / Lower Dauphin) has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week for his performance Thursday against St. Bonaventure.
Lutz was lights-out against the Bonnies, allowing no earned runs and three hits in 8.0 innings while posting a career-high 12 strikeouts. The right-hander also recorded the win in GW's 10-2 conference victory in Olean, NY.
The junior currently leads the team with a 1.40 ERA and a .173 batting average-against mark.
Over his last three starts, Lutz has allowed just one earned run in 24.0 innings (0.38 ERA), tallying 29 strikeouts (1.2 per inning) while holding opponents to a .127 batting average.
Lutz shares the award with Saint Louis RHP Ryan Bird.
Lutz is the second GW pitcher to earn the weekly honor as RHP Josh Wilkie (Alpharetta, GA / Chattahoochee) was as chosen Co-Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 27.
GW returns to the field Tuesday in Baltimore, MD, when it squares off with UMBC. Game time is 7:00 pm.
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