SEWARD, Neb. – The GPAC weekly award releases have been a reflection of the dominance the Concordia pitching staff has displayed within conference play. On Tuesday (April 16), junior Jason Munsch was named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Pitcher of the Week. Bulldog hurlers have been responsible for three of the past four conference pitcher of the week honors with Jake Fosgett having won two such awards.
Munsch has been one of the nation’s most difficult pitchers to make contact off of with a season rate of 14.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The lefty from Campbell, Calif., was voted the GPAC Pitcher of the Week based upon his performance last week in a seven-inning complete game victory over Jamestown. In that contest, Munsch overpowered the Jimmies with a career high 16 strikeouts. He allowed two runs on four hits and three walks. Munsch struck out two or more hitters in six of the seven frames while helping first place Concordia maintain its lead over second place Jamestown.
On the season, Munsch is 4-2 with a 2.21 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 36.2 innings (five starts). Munsch has recorded at least six strikeouts in each of his outings in 2019. In his three years with the Bulldogs, Munsch is 12-7 with a 3.35 ERA and 174 strikeouts over 129 innings (24 starts).
Concordia is set to return to action Tuesday with a nine-inning nonconference game at York College. First pitch is slated for 5:30 p.m. CT.