Morey Tabbed ACC Pitcher of the Week
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia junior right-hander Robert Morey (Virginia Beach, Va.) has been named the ACC Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Morey claimed the award after his dominating performance against North Carolina last Saturday.
Morey pitched his second-consecutive complete game Saturday, a first at UVa since Andrew Dobies fired back-to-back complete games in 2004. He was the first opposing pitcher to go the distance against North Carolina this season in the Cavaliers’ 5-1 win in the second game of the Saturday doubleheader.
Morey held UNC to a season-low three hits. He had a no-hitter until the sixth inning and retired 15 straight batters at one point. He also tied his season high with eight strikeouts as the top-ranked Cavaliers posted their 13th straight victory in their current 14-game winning streak.
Morey holds a team-high eight wins this season and is now 8-2 with a 3.30 earned run average. Opponents are batting .226 against him this season – fourth lowest in the ACC.
This is the third ACC Pitcher of the Week honor for Virginia this season. Danny Hultzen has claimed the distinction twice.
Virginia (43-9, 21-6 ACC) wraps up its 2010 home schedule at 6 p.m. Tuesday when it entertains VMI. The Cavaliers finish the regular season at Miami Thursday through Saturday. UVa enters the final weekend of ACC play with a two-game lead over Miami and Georgia Tech in the ACC Coastal Division.