Scott Baker was named the Mid-American Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week on Wednesday.
In a complete game versus Toledo last week, the sophomore right-hander threw a three-hit shutout. He struck out one hitter and walked two on the day.
Though the Rockets entered the game with a MAC best .290 batting average, Baker held the team to a .100 average in the game.
The award was Baker’s fifth of the season. Coach Rich Maloney said Baker has been a huge part of the team’s success, and will be especially important in the team’s series versus Northern Illinois this week.
Baker will compete in a pitcher’s duel with Huskie pitcher Eli Anderson. Anderson comes into the series with a 9-3 record on the season, and an 8-0 mark in MAC play.
“He’s gotten several Pitcher of the Weeks,” Maloney said of Baker. “I’m sure the other boy has too. It’s going to be a great battle, and it’s going be a great opportunity for anybody who comes out to see two of the best pitchers in the league in a great matchup.”