Northwestern State’s Levi David picks up second SLC Pitcher of the Week honors

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NATCHITOCHES – Two double-figure strikeout starts, two weekly awards for Northwestern State right-hander Levi David.

David earned his second Southland Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week honor in the past three weeks after equaling a career high with 12 strikeouts in Northwestern State’s 5-3 win against Abilene Christian in the nightcap of Friday’s doubleheader.

A sophomore right-hander from Waxahachie, Texas, David tied a career high by working seven innings against the Wildcats, shutting them out on three singles. David also picked off a baserunner in his outing.

In his past two starts, David has worked 13 1-3 innings, striking out 24 while allowing just seven hits and two earned runs.

Through seven appearances (six starts), David has posted a 2-2 record with a 2.97 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 30 1-3 innings. His 14.54 strikeouts per nine innings leads the Southland Conference and ranks 12th nationally.

David and the Demons return to action Friday when they host Lamar in the first of a four-game Southland Conference series. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. at Brown-Stroud Field.

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