*Courtesy University of Akron Media Relations
AKRON, Ohio - The University of Akron baseball starting pitcher Myles McVeigh was named Mid-American Conference East Division Pitcher of the Week for his shutout performance against Eastern Michigan in game two of Saturday's doubleheader, the league office announced Monday.
McVeigh made his first start on the mound for Akron baseball since the 2012 season this past weekend, and turned in a masterful performance in game two's 6-0 win on Saturday to cap off a three-game sweep of EMU.
He earned his first win of the season after tossing a total of 6.0 shutout innings with one hit allowed and nine strikeouts. In the first three innings, McVeigh struck out two batters apiece, and did not have a runner reach base until allowing his lone hit of the game in the fourth inning.
EMU's offense totaled just a .050 batting average against McVeigh on Saturday. This season, he has allowed one run and two hits over 10.0 innings on the mound.
Zips baseball will look ahead to two midweek games at Wright State on Tuesday and at home vs. Malone on Wednesday, before heading to MAC West opponent Toledo for a three-game Friday.