Killian Earns National Player of the Week Honors
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After throwing 7.0 perfect innings against the No. 5 team in the country, junior right-handed pitcher Trey Killian has earned Louisville Slugger National Pitcher of the Week honors as announced Monday by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
In just his second start of the year since returning from tendinitis, Killian posted the best performance of his career against No. 5 Vanderbilt, tossing 7.0 perfect innings before being lifted due to pitch count.
Killian sat down all 21 batters he faced, tallying six strikeouts, 11 fly outs and four groundouts as he recorded one of the best pitching performances in Arkansas baseball history.
Just six outs away from a perfect game, the Mountain Home, Ark. Native was lifted due to pitch count as he works his way back to full strength. Killian threw 83 pitches, 62 of which were strikes and never went to a three-ball count on any hitter.
In his last seven starts against SEC teams dating back to last year, he has allowed just six earned runs, while striking out 42.
Killian has a 0.84 earned run average in two starts this season, allowing just four hits, while opponents are hitting .121 against him.
Joining Killian as Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week were Chris Chism (RHP – Tennessee Tech), Luke Lowery (DH – East Carolina), Luke Gillingham (LHP – Navy), Grant Bennett (RHP – Troy), Dylan Moore (SS – UCF), Kyle Cedotal (LHP – SE Louisiana), Ryan Blanton (CF – Georgia State), Alex Lange (RHP – LSU), Bradley Haslam (DH – Air Force) and Xavier Altamirano (RHP – Oral Roberts).
The Razorbacks return to action Tuesday evening, welcoming Southeast Missouri State to town for a two-game midweek series. First pitch at Baum Stadium is slated for 6:35 p.m.
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