March 7, 2016
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- After shutting out No. 10 California last week and earning his second victory of the season, University of Michigan baseball sophomore LHP Oliver Jaskie has been named the Big Ten Conference co-Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon (March 7). After just three weeks of play, the award is his second weekly honor.
Jaskie made his second start of the 2016 campaign on Monday (Feb. 29), when then-No. 20 Michigan shut out the No. 10-ranked California Golden Bears by a 5-0 score in the first half of the Wolverines' West Coast spring break trip to California. The sophomore lefty threw 5.1 innings, allowing just three hits and striking out six in the outing. The victory marked his second of the season.
A native of Ada, Michigan, Jaskie faced 23 batters in the contest and currently has a 0.00 earned-run average on the season. He is tied with 74 pitchers for the highest ERA in NCAA Division I.
Heading into the fourth week of play, Jaskie is the only pitcher in the conference to earn the weekly pitcher award twice this season.
He shares the honor with Indiana's Kyle Hart, who tossed 6.0 innings in a 14-1 victory over Illinois State on March 4. Hart currently owns a 2-1 record on the year.
In other Big Ten weekly awards, Maryland's Nick Dunn earned Player and Freshman of the Week honors.
The Wolverines currently own a 7-3 overall record, and will return to action on Thursday, March 10, when they kick off a four-game series at the University of Hawaii. First pitch of Thursday's contest is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. HST.
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