Freund Earns A-10 Pitcher of the Week Honors
PHILADELPHIA - Freshman Sam Freund was named A-10 Pitcher of the Week on Monday after leading the Xavier baseball team to a 4-0 victory over Richmond this past weekend. Fruend shares the award with Rhode Island's Dan Frederick.
Freund (Grand Ledge, Mich./Grand Ledge H.S.) picked up his third win of the season after holding Richmond to one hit over six innings of work as Xavier downed the Spiders 4-0 on May 1.
Overall this season, Freund has a 5.23 ERA in 14 appearances, including three starts. Opponents are batting just .250 this season off Freund who has struckout 26 batters in 41.1 innings pitched.
Freund is the third Xavier player to win an A-10 weekly award this season. Classmate Drew Roberts won A-10 Rookie of the Week honors on Feb. 23 while junior Jay Johnson was named A-10 Player of the Week on Apr. 19.
The Musketeers (13-30, 5-10 A-10) return to action next weekend at George Washington (32-14, 15-3 A-10). The teams will play a doubleheader Saturday followed by a single game Sunday at Barcroft Park in Arlington, Va.