Gray Named Atlantic 10 Co-Pitcher of the Week
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – St. Bonaventure redshirt junior Eddie Gray was named the Atlantic 10 Co-Pitcher of the Week on Monday following a weekend in which he tossed seven shutout innings as part of a 12-0 win over Fordham last Friday afternoon.
Gray limited the visiting Rams to just two hits – the fewest allowed by the Pulaski, N.Y., native in his career when pitching at least seven innings. Gray struck out seven Fordham batters, including a stretch of five straight spanning the 1st and 2nd innings to set the tone for the rest of the afternoon.
The southpaw faced three batters over the minimum and needed just 92 pitches to get through his seven innings as he earned his team-leading third win of the season (3-1) and lowered his team-best ERA to 2.95.
Gray, Bonaventure's No. 1 starter, is allowing opposing batters to hit just .274 against him and has tossed a team-leading 42.2 innings so far this season in six starts.
The A-10 honor is the fourth in Gray's career and first this season. He was named A-10 Rookie of the Week twice in 2010 and earned one Pitcher of the Week citation last year.
The Bonnies return to the field on Tuesday when they host Big 4 rival University at Buffalo in a doubleheader at Fred Handler Park. First pitch is set for 2 p.m., and the games will be two, seven-inning contests.