INDIANAPOLIS – Following a stellar performance on Sunday against Lake Erie, redshirt junior Joe Filosa (Fort Wayne, Ind.) was tabbed the G-MAC North Division Pitcher of the Week.
Pitching in game two, a 13-1 win, Filosa was sharp in his 6.0 innings of work, allowing just three hits and one run. He struck out nine in improving to 3-0 on the season, and now has recorded at least nine strikeouts in each of his last three starts.
In his last 10.0 innings on the mound, Filosa has allowed just six hits and two runs (one earned) with 12 strikeouts. He's punched out 31 batters in his last 21.0 innings, spanning four outings.
He now ranks eighth in the G-MAC in strikeouts with 44 punchouts and is averaging 9.50 strikeouts per nine innings. He has a 3.67 ERA and has allowed just 43 hits in 41.2 innings pitched, with just six extra base hits allowed, all doubles.
This is the second weekly award for Filosa, who picked up the recognition on Feb. 27 after his outing against No. 10 Mercyhurst in which he threw seven scoreless innings.
Also on Monday, the Panthers were ranked No. 25 in the Collegiate Baseball poll, marking the first time ODU has been ranked in that poll. The Panthers are ranked No. 16 in the NCBWA poll, which is released every Wednesday. In today's NCBWA Midwest Region Poll, Ohio Dominican was the consensus number two team in the region, trailing just Illinois-Springfield. ODU, which improved to 22-5 following Sunday's sweep of Lake Erie, garnered 81 points.
The Panthers will complete their series with Lake Erie with a 1 p.m. game Wednesday at Classic Park in Eastlake.
Contact: Scott Miles