April 16, 2001
Santa Barbara, Calif. -
Junior right handed pitcher James Garcia has been selected Big West Pitcher of the Week for his performance at Cal State Northridge last Thursday, it was announced today.
Garcia pitched his second complete game of the season as UCSB won at Cal State Northridge, one of the most offesive parks in the Big West. Garcia not only went the distance to earn his sixth win, but he recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts and allowed just one earned run.
Thursday's win improved Garcia to 6-1 on the season and lowered his earned run average to a team-leading 2.97, fourth in the Big West. He now has 70 strikeouts, second in the league.
Garcia became the second UCSB hurler to win the Big West Pitcher of the Week Award this season. Senior left hander Rylie Ogle earned the honor in February.