Washington University’s Michael Fletcher Named UAA Athlete of the Week
St. Louis, Mo., May 1, 2012 – Washington University in St. Louis senior pitcher Michael Fletcher was named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Baseball Player of the Week, as announced by the Association.
Fletcher pitched two innings in two appearances to earn a win and a save for Washington University last week. On April 26, he entered the game against then-No. 14/15 DePauw University in the eighth inning following a one-out triple by the tigers with WU leading 7-6. Fletcher got DePauw’s next batter to hit a grounder allowing the Bears to throw the tying run out at home, before getting a foul fly out to end the inning.
In the bottom of the ninth, he surrendered a one-out double, but picked the tying run off at second before getting a ground out to earn his first-career save. Fletcher then pitched 1/3 of an inning and earned the win over Grinnell College on April 29. This season, Fletcher has a 1-0 record with one save and an 8.16 ERA in nine appearances.