UCI's Thurman honored

UC Irvine junior Andrew Thurman was named Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week after tossing his fifth career complete game against Nebraska on Friday.

Thurman struck out a career-high 11 and held the Huskers to five hits while walking one in the 2-1 nonconference victory.

Thurman protected an early 2-0 lead, working out of a first and third, one-out jam in the fourth and then handling a come-backer to start the game-ending double-play in the ninth.

After giving up a lead-off double in the sixth, Thurman set down nine straight before allowing a single to lead off the ninth inning.

Nebraska's run was unearned.

Thurman is 2-2 with a 2.38 earned-run average with 31 strikeouts in 34 innings. Opponents are hitting .225 against him.

The Anteaters (14-4) are idle this week due to finals and return to action March 26 at Cal State Bakersfield.

— From staff reports

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