Moore named conference pitcher of the week
Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 01:03
Indiana State senior right-hander Devin Moore threw nine shutout innings in ISU’s 1-0 victory in 11 innings over Southern Illinois this past Saturday and has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week as announced by the league office.
Moore’s selection marks the second straight week and the third time this season that a Sycamore pitcher has earned the award as junior Sean Manaea claimed the title on two separate occasions.
Moore allowed just two hits and one walk with three strikeouts in nine shutout innings, needing just 95 pitches to blank SIU. The ISU senior retired the first 12 batters he faced before Austin Montgomery led off the fifth inning with double, one of just four base runners for Southern Illinois in Moore’s time on the mound. Moore allowed those base runners in just two innings, as the Salukis put two runners on in both the fifth and ninth innings before Moore was able to pitch out of the jams.
For the season, Moore is 2-1 with a 2.15 ERA with 26 strikeouts against just five walks in 29.1 innings pitched.
Weather permitting, Indiana State will close out their five-game home stand on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. against Illinois (Chicago). The Sycamores travel to preseason MVC favorite Missouri State March 29-31 and preseason MVC runner-up Wichita State April 5-7 over the next two weekends.