Sophomore right-handed pitcher Brendan Burns earned the Mid-American Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week award.

Burns won his first start of the year in the Cardinals' 9-3 win over Milwaukee Feb. 27.

He struck out six, allowed four hits and walked four batters in six innings pitched.

Statistics vs. Milwaukee

W, 6 IP, 4 hits allowed, 0 runs allowed, 4 BB, 6 K

As a freshman, Burns posted a 7.58 ERA in 38 innings, but through 10.1 innings in 2016, he has 10 strikeouts and has only allowed one earned run.

Ball State returns to action March 4 against Ole Miss in the Chanticleer Classic in Conway, South Carolina.