Mathews named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 01, 2014 5:00 AM

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The Big Ten on Monday announced that Iowa sophomore Calvin Mathews is the Pitcher of the Week.

It is the first time Matthews has received the honor.

The right-hander tossed a gem through nine innings for his first career complete game, leading the Hawkeyes to a 3-2 series-opening victory at Michigan on March 28, tying a career high of 9 strikeouts in the process.

He gave up just 6 hits and didn’t walk a single batter during the outing.

The Bloomfield, Iowa, native has a 3-1 record with a 1.91 ERA this season for the Hawkeyes.  He leads the Big Ten in strikeouts with 41.

Mathews is the first Iowa pitcher to receive the award since Sasha Kuebel on May 21, 2012. He is also the third Hawkeye to earn a weekly honor this season, joining Player of the Week selections Taylor Zeutenhorst and Dan Potempa.

The Black and Gold will return to action when the squad travels to play Bradley on Wednesday.

— by Ryan Rodriguez

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