Texas A&M – Corpus Christi junior Daniel Minor earned his third Southland Pitcher of the Week honor on Monday afternoon after a performance against Northwestern State where he yet again gave up no earned runs while striking out eight batters. It is the fourth overall selection for an Islanders pitcher, as Adam Hoelscher won it following the first week of the season.
Minor, a junior from Drippings Springs, pitched 8.0 innings against the Demons while striking out eight batters. He allowed one unearned run on seven hits and walked none to improve to 6-1 on the year with 74 strikeouts.
In addition to his overall marks, Minor is 4-0 with 55 Ks in six Southland Conference starts this year. His season ERA is at 1.36, while his number in league games is a 1.15 ERA.
Minor's eight strikeouts on Sunday marked the sixth time this year he has struck out at least eight batters in a game, while also having three games of 10-plus punchouts against opponents.
His performance on Sunday was masterful, as he did not allow the unearned run until the bottom of the eighth inning, and only came out of the game to get other pitchers work with a 5-1 lead in the final inning.
Minor and the Islanders will travel to Waco on Tuesday morning, getting there in time to play the Baylor Bears at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, and a 4:05 p.m. start on Wednesday to wrap-up the two-game series. Following the pair of midweek games, the Islanders return home to face the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at Chapman Field during the weekend.
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