NEW ORLEANS – Troy junior Shane McCain was named the Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week for his work against Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday, the league office announced Monday afternoon.
McCain, a native of Fort Pierce, Fla., held Southeastern Louisiana to just three hits and one run over seven innings of work. The southpaw struck out a career-high nine batters in the game and did not issue a walk. McCain needed just 90 pitches to pick up his third victory and second quality start of the season.
McCain and reliever Matthew Howard combined to retire the final 16 Southeastern Louisiana batters in the game. McCain struck out multiple Lion batters in each of the first three innings and in four total frames; SLU came into the game with a top 10 RPI.
This is the first Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week honor for a Trojan this year after Danny Collins was twice named the Sun Belt Player of the Week.