April 26, 2010
NEW ORLEANS - The Tulane baseball program earned their third weekly award from Conference USA on Monday, April 26 as senior Matt Petiton was named the Pitcher of the Week after posting a 1-0 record in two appearances last week. It is the first career honor for Petiton and he joins Conrad Flynn (Mar. 3/1) and Rob Segedin (3/22) as the third Green Wave player to earn a weekly honor from the conference office.
Petiton made the start on Tuesday evening versus #25 Southeastern Louisiana at Turchin Stadium and threw six innings of scoreless baseball. The senior allowed only five hits and struck out three batters before handing the ball over to the bullpen. He combined with Preston Claiborne and Nick Pepitone for just the second shutout for the TU pitching staff this season.
The left-hander then came out of the bullpen to toss two-thirds of an inning against Memphis in game one of the double-header on Sunday.
Overall, the Garden City, N.Y. native tossed 6.2 innings and allowed one run on seven hits. He posted a 1-0 record in two appearances and struck out three batters, while holding opposing hitters to a .292 batting average against. Just three batters that faced reached third base on the week and he walked just two batters.
On the season, Petiton owns a 2-3 overall record with a 4.60 ERA in 12 appearances. He has started eight games and thrown 45.0 innings for the Olive and Blue. He has struck out 29 batters, walked 15 and is holding opposing hitters to a .301 batting average.
The Green Wave will return to action on Tuesday, April 27 against Louisiana-Lafayette with a 6:00 first pitch on the Turf at Turchin. Tulane will then look towards their weekend series versus Southern Miss inside Greer Field at Turchin Stadium, with the contest on Friday, April 30 starting at 7:00.