Freshman right-hander logged two saves in a series win over Cal State Fullerton
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April 16, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State freshman right-handed pitcher Casey Schmitt was named Mountain West Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.
Schmitt becomes the first freshman to win Mountain West Pitcher of the Week since Bubba Derby earned the award on Feb. 18, 2013. Schmitt is the eighth SDSU freshman in league history to earn MW Pitcher of the Week.
The Eastake HS product logged two saves in a series win over Cal State Fullerton this weekend, preserving SDSU's 6-3 win on Friday and 9-6 win on Sunday. Over his two appearances, Schmitt totaled three innings pitched and allowed just two hits while not surrendering a walk and striking out three.
Schmitt has become a mainstay in the back end of the SDSU bullpen, owning a bullpen-best 0.57 ERA. He has not allowed a run to score in each of his last six appearances and currently rides a 9.2-inning streak of not allowing an earned run, with his last earned run against coming close to a month ago on March 17 vs. Cal Poly.
On the year, Schmitt has thrown 15.2 innings, totaling three saves while accumulating a .175 opponent batting average. Schmitt has not allowed an extra-base hit this season. In addition to his relief duties, Schmitt has been SDSU's starting third baseman for the majority of the season, hitting .299 with a home run, four doubles, and 20 RBIs
The San Diego State baseball team (23-13, 8-6 MW) continues action tomorrow night, hosting CSUN for a 6:00 p.m. contest.