Coming off back-to-back shutouts, Coastal Carolina pitcher Alex Cunningham was named National Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.
Cunningham struck out 11 batters in a shutout of Georgia State over the weekend, becoming the just the second Chanticleer to throw back-to-back shutouts (Austin Kerr in 2014).
The right-hander is also one of four candidates for this week’s USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award Gold Standard Performer of the Week. Fans can vote for Cunningham via Twitter @USAGoldenSpikes.
Cunningham is 4-0 with a 1.97 ERA this season and leads the Sun Belt with 58 strikeouts.