Jack Andersen Named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week

Sophomore pitcher Jack Andersen
Sophomore pitcher Jack Andersen

March 31, 2014

CHICAGO - UIC baseball player Jack Andersen was named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week, for the period of March 24-30, as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon.  Andersen piloted the Flames to a 10-4 series-clinching victory on Sunday in game two of a doubleheader at Curtis Granderson Stadium against preseason conference favorite Milwaukee.  The right-hander tossed eight shutout innings, allowed a mere four hits and gave up zero walks in his first win of the season.

"I give Jack a lot of credit for doing what he did on Sunday," said UIC Head Coach Mike Dee.  "For him to come out and perform that well against a great offensive team like Milwaukee is impressive.  Jack struggled earlier in the season, but he is improving and I think he'll gain some confidence from this performance."

Sunday was the first time in Andersen's collegiate career that he did not allow an earned run in a game he started.  Four allowed hits also stands as a new career-best for the 6-foot-4, Palatine, Ill., native. 

This marks the first career Pitcher of the Week award for Andersen and the first for UIC this season.  The Flames have collected two Batter of the Week laurels this year from senior Alex Jurich (March 3) and junior Tyler Detmer (March 27).

UIC returns to the diamond on Wednesday as they prepare to host Purdue with first pitch slated for 6:05 p.m. CT.