Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pilkington named A-10 co-pitcher of the week

Charlotte 49ers sophomore Tyler Pilkington was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Co-Pitcher of Week.

On Saturday, the left-hander tossed eight scoreless innings en route to Charlotte's first shutout win of 2010, a 23-0 win over Temple in Atlantic 10 Conference play. Pilkington scattered five hits and a walk in his 93-pitch outing, striking out a season-high six batters.

Charlotte has two shutouts in the past three seasons, with Pilkington getting the win as the starter in both of them. He is the only pitcher to toss eight innings this season, lasting that long twice in conference starts.

The Waxhaw, N.C. native is second on the team with 51.1 innings pitched, is tied for the team lead with four wins, and is 3-1 in six conference starts. The product of Weddington High is sixth in A-10 games with a .240 opponents batting average against.