March 8, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. - California junior right-hander Kevin Miller has been named Pitcher of the Week for March 1-7, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today (Monday, March 8).
Miller was outstanding Sunday in the Golden Bears' 6-0 shutout of No. 14-ranked Arkansas at Evans Diamond. The San Jose native (Valley Christian High School) evened his record to 1-1 this season by limiting the Razorbacks, a 2009 College World Series participant, to only four hits in 6.0 innings with two walks and three strikeouts.
Sunday's game also marked the fifth shutout for Cal's pitching staff this season. The Bears opened the year shutting out Southern Utah in a three game series (14-0, 22-0, 10-0) at Evans Diamond, shutting out Cal State Bakersfield (13-0) Feb. 28 in Bakersfield, and now shutting out Top 20-ranked Arkansas.
This is the first pitcher of the week honor for Miller and the 30th all-time honoree for Cal. In 2008, Miller was a Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American, finishing 6-1 with a 2.90 ERA and not allowing a run in his first 44.0 innings of collegiate ball.
The Bears will continue to play some of the best teams in the country as they next travel to No. 9-ranked (Baseball America) Rice for a four-game series, beginning Thursday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. CT in Houston.