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Hernandez is Player of the Week After 19 K Outing

KSCB News - March 24, 2016 12:42 pm

In a move that surprised few, Seward County lefthander Jakob Hernandez was named the KJCCC Pitcher of the Week in a league release on Wednesday.

The Seward southpaw was borderline unbelievable Saturday afternoon as he matched up against the visiting Pratt Beavers in Jayhawk West action. Hernandez struck out a school record 19 Beaver hitters in the 7 inning game including recording the final 14 outs of the game via strikeout. He allowed just one hit in his third complete game shutout of the 2016 season. Hernandez, the nation’s strikeout leader by 21 punchouts, has fanned 82 in just 44 1/3 innings of action this season.

Hernandez and the Saints will be back in action on Friday at Brent Gould Field in Liberal when they host the Rose State Raiders in a three game non-conference set ahead of the Easter holiday. Hernandez is expected to take the ball in game one on Saturday.

Roy Allen

 

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