UC Irvine junior Andrew Morales was named Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season on Monday after pitching 8 1/3 shutout innings against Pacific on Sunday to improve to 9-0.
Morales, a transfer from Rio Hondo Community College, struck out eight, allowed seven hits and walked one in his career-long outing against the Tigers. He has now pitched 22 2/3 straight innings without being scored upon. He has not given up a run in his last four appearances, including three starts.
Morales, who is 30-1 as a collegian, has a 1.34 earned-run average in 2013 with 50 strikeouts in 60 1/3 innings.
— From staff reports