Mason Philley Pitcher of the Week

Connor McGinnis

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Sophomore left-handed pitcher Mason Philley garnered Great American Conference Pitcher of the Week honors, the league office announced Monday. Philley earned the recognition after striking out 15 to pick up his first win of the season against East Central Friday.

GAC BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK – Mason Philley, Arkansas-Monticello, SP, So., Monticello, Arkansas

Philley turned in a dominating performance at East Central as he racked up 15 strikeouts in just 6.0 innings of work in the Weevils’ 8-1 win on Friday. The last eight outs he recorded came via the strikeout. The 15 strikeouts rank as the third-best total in Division II this season and the most by a GAC pitcher against a conference opponent in league history.

UAM is in action Friday and Saturday for a three-game series at Harding. First pitch Friday is set for 6 p.m.