Coastal Carolina University sophomore Andy DeLaGarza (Ossian, Ind./Norwell) has been named the New Balance Big South Co-Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced May 16. DeLaGarza shared the honor with Winthrops Mike Honce.
DeLaGarza went 2-0 last week with wins over fifth-ranked Georgia Tech and UNC Ashevile. Against the Yellow Jackets, the sophomore tossed 6.1 innings, allowing seven hits and five earned runs in the 7-6 win. After a four-run first, DeLaGarza settled down and scattered just three hits in his final 5.1 innings, while inducing four double plays. In his 5-3 win over UNC Asheville, DeLaGarza fanned seven batters, permitted just three hits in six-plus innings with four double plays. For the week, he pitched 12.1 innings, allowing seven earned runs and holding opponents to a .238 batting average while striking out 10 in doubling his season win total.
This is the second straight week Coastal has had a Pitcher of the Week. Junior Ricky Shefka (Kinston, N.C./Old Dominion) earned the honor last week.
Coastal (42-11, 19-2 Big South), ranked as high as 23rd in the Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper polls, travels to Rock Hill, S.C., for a three-game series with Winthrop, starting Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m.