Monday, March 2, 2009

Strasburg named Pitcher of the Week

San Diego State's Stephen Strasburg earned conference and national Pitcher of the Week honors for his 16-strikeout performance on Thursday night in the Aztecs' 5-2 win over Nevada.

The Mountain West Conference selected Strasburg one week after bestowing the same honor on teammate Tyler Lavigne for his two-hit shutout of USD. This is the ninth time Strasburg has been the MWC Pitcher of the Week in his two-plus seasons at SDSU. He received the honor seven times last year, including five weeks in a row.

The Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week is through Collegiate Baseball magazine. It is the fourth time Strasburg has been selected for that award.

Strasburg is 2-0 this season with a 1.46 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings.

His next scheduled start is Thursday in a 2 p.m. game at USD.

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