St. Louis, Mo., May 8, 2019 – Sophomore Ryan Loutos of the No. 5-ranked Washington University in St. Louis baseball team was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division III National Pitcher of the Week, the organization announced Wednesday.
Loutos helped WashU complete a doubleheader sweep at Knox College with a two-hit shutout Saturday. The right-hander finished with 14 strikeouts and didn't issue any walks in his nine innings of work. The complete game was his second of the season.
Loutos, a first-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) selection, has a 2-0 record with a 1.40 earned run average in 11 starts this season for the Bears. He ranks second in the conference in strikeouts (85) and third in ERA, and his 15 strikeouts at Monmouth on April 28 is a conference high.
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