Zach Whitman was named Peach Belt Conference baseball Pitcher of the Week on Monday afternoon by the conference office.
Whitman tossed a complete-game, six-hit shutout as the Hurricanes salvaged game three of their series with Columbus State on Saturday (April 25), winning 5-0. The junior walked two and struck out nine, setting down the side in order twice and retiring the last six batters in a row while holding CSU to a .193 average.
With the shutout, Whitman moved into a tie for fifth in the PBC in strikeouts (67), fourth in innings pitched (86.1) and 12th in ERA (3.86).
The Harrisburg, Pa. native becomes GSW's first student-athlete to win a PBC Player of the Week award during the spring sports season (baseball, softball, men's tennis, women's tennis, spring golf) since the Hurricanes became NCAA Division II members in 2006.
Whitman joins men's basketball player Anthony Sargent (December 1, 2008), men's soccer player Jonathan Smith (October 14, 2008) and golfer Adam McKenney (September 26, 2008) as GSW recipients of a PBC weekly award this academic year.
The Hurricanes finished the 2009 season with a 19-33 record after back-to-back shutout victories against Columbus State and Albany State.