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Texas Lutheran's Matthew Hickey named SCAC Pitcher of the Week

Texas Lutheran's Matthew Hickey named SCAC Pitcher of the Week

SEGUIN, Texas -- Texas Lutheran freshman left-hander Matthew Hickey (Houston/Klein Collins) has been named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week.

Hickey picked up a save in Friday's 9-7 win over Schreiner and then pitched a school record 10.1 innings of relief in the Bulldogs' 21-inning loss to the Mountaineers on Saturday.

Hickey set a new school record for most innings pitched by a reliever, allowing just one run and scattering six hits.

Hickey came within two outs of tying Brian Wallace for the most innings pitched in a single game by a Bulldog. Wallace tossed 11 shutout innings in a 1-0 win over Schreiner in Kerrville in 2004.

In the series opener on Friday, Hickey ended the game by forcing a ground-out to first with two runners on and the potential game-winning run at the plate.

Hickey holds a 5-1 record with a save and a 2.17 ERA in his first year with the Bulldogs.

Hickey and the Bulldogs won two of three in the road series against Schreiner and secured the top seed for this weekend's SCAC Baseball Championship in Cleburne, Texas. TLU won the SCAC Baseball regular-season co-championship and took the top seed by winning a conference three-game series against Trinity.

The Bulldogs open the SCAC tournament at 1 p.m. Friday against No. 4 seed Southwestern. The SCAC Baseball Championship is a four-team, double-elimination tournament played at The Depot in Cleburne. TLU is the defending champion.
SCAC Baseball Pitchers-of-the-Week
Week 1 Austin Warner, Centenary College
Week 2 Austin Smith, Southwestern University
Week 3 Dylan Murrell, Texas Lutheran University
Week 4 Conrad Voss, University of Dallas
Week 5 Colton Hunter, Southwestern University
Week 6 James Nittoli, Trinity University
Week 7 Mark Tindall, Trinity University
Week 8 Jeff Lonnecker, Trinity University
Week 9 Nathan Malinovsky, Texas Lutheran University
Week 10 Austin Smith, Southwestern University
Week 11 Austin Smith, Southwestern University
Week 12 Matthew Hickey, Texas Lutheran University