CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Junior Nate Savino was recognized by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday (March 14) as the league’s Pitcher of the Week after his gem in the series opener against Duke this past weekend. He is the second Cavalier this season to take home an ACC weekly award.

Savino needed just 103 pitches and struck out seven batters in a complete game, five-hit shutout against the Blue Devils on Friday (March 11). He did not allow a Duke batter to reach second base and finished his outing by retiring the final 10 batters he faced. The nine-inning, complete game shutout was the first by a UVA pitcher since Derek Casey against Virginia Tech in 2018. Including Savino’s gem, six pitchers in college baseball this season have been credited with complete game shutouts this season.


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Through four starts this season, Savino is 3-0 with a 1.21 ERA and 27 strikeouts compared to just two walks. His 1.21 ERA is the third lowest among qualified ACC pitchers and his 27 strikeouts are tied for the seventh most in the league.

Virginia returns to action on Tuesday to commence a two-game midweek series against Rider. Tuesday and Wednesday’s contests are both slated for 4 p.m. starts.