LA Tech’s Robbins named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week
IRVING, Texas – In back-to-back weeks, a member of the Louisiana Tech baseball pitching staff earned weekly honors, as redshirt junior, Logan Robbins was named the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Monday.
Robbins receives the weekly honor following a dominant performance in Tech’s 3-1 Saturday win over Houston Baptist. The left-hander tossed the first complete game by any Tech pitcher this season (first since C-USA Pitcher of the Year, Nate Harris did it last season).
“Logan was great on Saturday,” head coach Lane Burroughs said. “He commanded his fastball well, and both the breaking ball and changeup were working. He stayed out of the stretch for the majority of the game, which is always a good sign. Coach (Cory) Barton did a great job calling pitches, and Logan did an excellent job of executing those pitches. I thought they stayed in sync throughout the game – just a great outing all around.”
Robbins allowed just four hits and one earned run while striking out six, and most impressively, did not allow a free pass to a Husky batter. He allowed a solo home run in the fourth inning, but after that, the Leakesville, Mississippi, native mowed down the HBU lineup, allowing just two baserunners across the ensuing five innings, giving the Tech offense ample time and opportunities to take the lead.
Robbins improved his overall record to 3-0 on the season, while lowering his season ERA to 1.46. He has now struck out 18 batters while walking just two in 24.1 innings over his first three starts as a Bulldog.
The southpaw has locked down Saturday starting duties on a starting staff that leads all of college baseball with a 0.95 ERA.
This is Robbins’ first career weekly award, and the second for the Bulldogs this season.
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