TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Indiana State right-hander Matt Jachec was named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
The Sycamore ace received the recognition for the second time in his collegiate career and first in the 2023 season following a dominant performance this past weekend against Illinois State. Jachec went the distance for the second time this season and posted his first collegiate shutout as the Sycamores topped Redbirds on Friday night, 2-0.
The Hampshire, Ill. native retired 11 in a row from the second to the sixth inning and allowed just one runner to reach second base. The redshirt junior was masterful scattering five singles and posting six strikeouts without surrendering a walk in the effort.
Jachec allowed multiple runners in just one inning (the sixth), but the shutout was never in doubt in his third win of the season. He utilized 119 pitches in the complete game effort. The nine-inning outing was the third game in the last four Jachec has gone at least eight innings.
The honor is the second of his collegiate career after receiving recognition last season on April 11 following his regular season performance last season at Valparaiso.