NEW ORLEANS, La. – Louisiana senior left-hander
was named the Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive week, the league office announced on Tuesday.
Schmidt is the seventh player in program history to earn multiple Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week in the same season and joins Gunner Leger and Hunter Moody as the only players to do so in back-to-back weeks.
The LaPorte, Texas native had a career outing against West Division leader UT Arlington tossing eight shutout innings to claim his third victory of the year. Schmidt struck out a career-best 10 while limiting the Mavericks to three hits. Schmidt retired 18 of the last 20 batters he faced in the contest. Also named the LSWA Pitcher of the Week, Schmidt ranks third in the SBC and 12th in the nation with a 1.26 ERA allowing just one run in his last 17 innings of work.
Schmidt ranks eight in the nation in walks per nine innings (0.79), tenth in strikeout-to-walk ratio (10.00) and 16th in WHIP (0.82). He currently leads the team with five quality starts on the year.