SEWARD, Neb. – For the second-straight week, a Concordia University baseball hurler has been named the GPAC/Hauff-Mid America Sports Pitcher of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday. This week’s award goes to Bulldog senior Jaydee Jurgensen. One week ago freshman righty Neil Ryan received the same accolade.
One of the GPAC’s top pitchers so far this season, Jurgensen tossed a two-hit shutout in Concordia’s 6-0 blanking of Nebraska Wesleyan on April 3. The 6-foot-4 lefty walked only one Prairie Wolf hitter while striking out nine in the process of improving his record to 5-0. The performance marked Jurgensen’s second shutout and third complete game of the 2015 season.
Among GPAC pitchers, the Lincoln native ranks first in lowest opponent batting average (.184), second in wins (five), fourth in strikeouts (45) and fifth in ERA (2.63). Jurgensen has logged 41 innings over seven starts on the mound.
Jurgensen and the Bulldogs (20-10) are scheduled to return to action on Wednesday with a single nine-inning game at Grace University (10-13) in Omaha. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m.