Wiedmeyer Selected As C-USA Pitcher of the Week
April 16, 2001
CHICAGO - U of M Tiger pitcher Jason Wiedmeyer was recently named Conference USA's Pitcher of the Week on Monday, for his dominating performance during last Friday's 2-1 win over league-rival Southern Miss.
Wiedmeyer (West Bend, Wisc./ Triton JC) allowed just one earned run off three USM hits and walked only two batters during his second complete game of the season. His 10 K's stand as the highest single-game total for Tiger pitchers this season and also ties Wiedmeyer's career-high, as well. Wiedmeyer is the first Tiger pitcher to receive the conference honor, since former Tiger pitcher Josh Stewart was selected as the C-USA hurler of the week on March 10th, 1999. During that season, Memphis actually had a total of three POW with Stewart being selected twice and former Tiger Craig House honored as well.
"He threw a great game for us," Head Coach Dave Anderson said. " He had some great strikeouts and got himself and the team, out of some tough jams...overall, it was just an oustanding performance. We've only had two complete games on our staff this season and he has both of them."
Projected as the number one starter during the pre-season, Wiedmeyer (4-5) has had to battle against some of the top pitching prospects in the country all season long and has stayed tough throughout. He currently sports a 5.03 ERA and leads the team in complete games (2), games started (11), innings pitched (59.0) and strikeouts (52). Wiedmeyer has limited opposing batters to a respectable .287 clip at the plate and is the only Tiger pitcher with a picked-off runner to his credit.