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Strasburg Earns National and Conference Pitching Honors

Stephen Strasburg earned three pitching honors for his win over Nevada last Thursday.
Stephen Strasburg earned three pitching honors for his win over Nevada last Thursday.

March 2, 2009

SAN DIEGO - San Diego State junior right-hander Stephen Strasburg has been named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball magazine and has also been tabbed the Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week for his performance in SDSU's contests against Nevada last Thursday. Strasburg also received recognition as one of 12 national pitchers of the week by recruitingcloser.com.

It was the fourth time that Strasburg has received national pitcher of the week from Collegiate Baseball the past two seasons and the ninth career MWC pitcher of the week award as an Aztec.

Strasburg, a San Diego, Calif. (West Hills HS), native, struck out 16 batters in 6.2 innings on the mound in San Diego State's 5-2 win over Nevada. The 16 K's are the third-highest in a single game in MWC history. Strasburg fanned seven of the first nine batters he faced and struck out the side four times. He also gave up just five hits, two earned runs and one walk, while the Wolf Pack hit just .167 against him on the night.

The win was his second of the season and to go along with a 1.46 earned run averages. Through his first two stars of the 2009 campaign, he has struck out 27 batters over 12.1 innings. His next schedule appearance is Thursday (Mar. 5) at the University of San Diego.

Up next for San Diego State is a contest against seventh-ranked Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday, Mar. 3, at 6:00 p.m. at Tony Gwynn Stadium.