ST. LOUIS (WTWO/WAWV) – Indiana State pitcher Matt Jachec has been named this week’s Missouri Valley Pitcher of the Week following his performance this past weekend against Valparaiso.
The Hampshire, Ill. native went 8.0 shutout innings allowing just six hits and one hit-by-pitch, while striking out three in the Sycamores’ 2-0 win. Jachec was efficient utilizing just 98 pitches and was aided by three Indiana State double plays in keeping the Beacons off the scoreboard. The redshirt sophomore allowed just one runner past second base in the contest and none after the fourth inning in picking up his MVC-leading seventh win of the season.
Jachec has been one of the top pitchers in the NCAA this season and sits tied with six other pitchers for the national lead with seven wins on the season. He’s also in the top-10 in the NCAA in walks allowed per nine innings (0.95) and 24th in the NCAA in strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.33). Jachec’s 1.75 ERA leads the MVC by over half a run and puts him 29th in the NCAA. He also leads the Valley with 56.2 innings pitched and sits among the conference leaders in strikeouts (44), strikeouts looking (14) and opposing batting average (.239).
Indiana State will host Indiana Tuesday night at Bob Warn Field starting at 6pm.