SEWARD, Neb. – For the third time this season, a Concordia University hurler has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Pitcher of the Week. As announced by the conference on Tuesday, Bulldog sophomore Josh Prater is the latest honoree. The other GPAC pitchers of the week to represent Concordia were Jaydee Jurgensen (April 7) and Neil Ryan (March 31).
In last week’s 3-0 blanking of York College, Prater fired seven shutout innings and struck out a career high 10 hitters. He limited the Panthers to four hits and no walks. On the season, the native of Colorado Springs, Colo., is 2-2 with a 4.05 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 26.2 innings (seven starts).
Among GPAC pitching staffs, Concordia ranks second in ERA (4.12) and opponent batting average (.264) and fifth in strikeouts (245).
The Bulldogs began action on Tuesday versus Morningside (31-13, 8-6 GPAC) at 2 p.m. from Plum Creek Park.