Tyler Wilson Named ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia senior right-hander Tyler Wilson (Midlothian, Va.) has been named the ACC’s Co-Pitcher of the Week following his dominating performance last Saturday against then-No. 16 Miami. He shares the honor this week with Georgia Tech’s Buck Farmer.
This marks the first ACC Pitcher of the Week honor in Wilson’s career. It is the fourth time a UVa pitcher has earned this distinction during the 2011 season – Danny Hultzen has claimed the award twice (Feb. 28, April 11), while Will Roberts nabbed it April 4.
Wilson stifled Miami as the Cavaliers earned a key ACC win Saturday. He tied career highs in innings (7.2) and strikeouts (11) and allowed just two baserunners in his 7.2 innings of work.
He retired the first 17 Hurricane batters of the contest before surrendering a two-out hit to Shane Rowland in the sixth inning to break up the perfect game. He also gave up a two-out walk in the eighth inning.
Wilson’s outing was key as the Cavaliers rallied from a game deficit to win the series against the Hurricanes. UVa has claimed all nine of its ACC series this season and 15 straight dating to 2010.
Wilson also is one of 10 national finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for baseball. Fan voting continues through June 5 at SeniorClassAward.com.
Virginia plays host to High Point at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the final regular-season home game of the year. UVa travels to No. 13 North Carolina Thursday through Saturday in the last ACC series of the season.