April 1, 2008
PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's sophomore Randy Mower was named the Philadelphia Big 5 Baseball Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday. The award is given out on a weekly basis after voting conducted by the head coaches and sports information directors of the Big 5 schools.
Mower, 3-2 on the season, pitched in two games this week, allowing just six hits and no runs in 11 innings. On Tuesday, he worked the first two innings of SJU's Liberty Bell Classic loss to Delaware, ceding three hits and striking out two.
He dazzled on Saturday afternoon, holding the potent Temple offense to just three hits in a 3-0 complete game shutout victory over the Owls. He walked just one hitter while striking out six in the first complete game shutout for a Saint Joseph's hurler since May 20, 2005. It was Mower's second complete game of the season, as he previously defeated Seton Hall, 5-2, on March 11.
Mower is the second consecutive Hawk to win the award. Junior Chris Prescott took the honor last week.
Saint Joseph's will return to baseball action on Wednesday with a doubleheader at Penn. First pitch in game one is slated for 1:30 p.m.