CORPUS CHRISTI – Texas A&M – Corpus Christi's Trevor Belicek has been named the Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week. He also was tabbed by the NCAA as one of the Top Performers from Week 13 as well.
The junior southpaw picks up the award after throwing nine shutout innings, allowing just two hits against Lamar in game two of the doubleheader against the Cardinals on Saturday. Belicek baffled the opposing lineup, as he set down a career high 12 batters via the strikeout.
He had perfect 1-2-3 innings in five of the nine he pitched, while not allowing any runners to get past first base during that stretch. However, in a pitchers duel, Belicek was unable to record the win, as the game went to extra innings, with the Islanders eventually able to muster a comeback win in the 10th inning.
With his career high in strikeouts, Belicek now ranks second in the Southland in league games in the category with 52, just one back of first place. The Uvalde, Texas, native has settled into a groove in league play, going at least six innings and allowing four runs or less in his last five outings.
Belicek and the rest of the Islanders baseball team will now focus their sights on its final Southland series of the season, as they will head to Sam Houston State to try and clinch a regular season conference championship. The three-game series starts Thursday in Huntsville, with the winner of the series guaranteed at least a share of the conference title.
To keep up with Belicek and the rest of the Islanders down this final stretch, fans can follow the team on Twitter and Instagram (@IslandersBSB) and like it on Facebook (Islanders Baseball).