SEWARD, Neb. – One of the emerging stars of the first place Bulldogs, junior Jake Fosgett has picked up the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Pitcher of the Week award for the second time in three weeks, as announced on Tuesday (April 9). Fosgett was also named the GPAC Pitcher of the Week on March 26. Teammate Jesse Garcia was named the GPAC Player of the Week on that same date.
While adjusting from a transition to the starting rotation this season, Fosgett has made himself especially comfortable over his past four starts. In action over the last week, the right-hander from Carlsbad, Calif., tossed a pair of seven-inning complete games while allowing a combined three runs on eight hits and four walks. In those contests against Briar Cliff/Doane, Fosgett struck out 11 hitters in both outings. Fosgett has allowed a grand total of four runs over his last four starts (all complete games).
On the season, Fosgett owns a 3.55 ERA and 5-1 record (six starts) over 38 innings. He has allowed 29 hits and 10 walks and has racked up 57 strikeouts (13.5 strikeouts per nine innings). Among GPAC pitchers, Fosgett ranks second in lowest opponent batting average (.206), second in wins, third in strikeouts per nine innings and seventh in ERA.
The Bulldogs (20-10, 14-0 GPAC) will return to action today (April 9) with a doubleheader at Midland. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. CT from Fremont, Neb.