GREENSBORO, N.C. – Maryland senior right hander Jake Stinnett has been tabbed the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Monday, following a complete-game, 13 strikeout performance in the Terps’ 2-0 win over Notre Dame Friday.
It is the fourth time this season Stinnett has been named the conference’s pitcher of the week. The four weekly honors is the most by an ACC player since NC State’s Mike Rogers accomplished the feat in 2004.
Friday night against the Irish, Stinnett struck out 13 batters, one shy of his career high, en route to his conference-leading fourth complete game of the season and second shutout of the year. Stinnett has now struck out 10 or more batters in three consecutive games and in five of his 12 starts this season.
The Vista, Calif., native increased his season strikeout total to 107 against the Fighting Irish. That mark leads the ACC and is the third-highest single-season total in school history. Steve Schmoll holds the single-season school record with 124 in 2003.
On the season, Stinnett has posted a 2.63 ERA in 89 innings of work and is averaging 10.8 strikeouts-per-nine innings while holding opposing hitters to a .178 batting average, the fourth-lowest average in the ACC.