Hageman named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week

WKU’s senior right handed pitcher Justin Hageman (31) pitches during the Topper’s 4-1 victory over Texas State Friday, March 21, 2014, at Nick Denes Field in Bowling Green, Ky. Hageman pitched all nine innings notching nine strike outs and allowing only four hits. (Mike Clark/HERALD)

Billy Rutledge

Senior pitcher Justin Hageman was announced as the Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the week, the league announced Monday.

Hageman pitched his second career complete game defeating the Texas State Bobcats 4-1 Friday.

Hageman went all nine innings only giving up four hits and recorded a career high nine strikeouts. He didn’t issue a walk and also didn’t allow an earned run as the only run of the game came in the 9th inning by an error.

This was the first win for Hageman this season as he was 0-1 with an ERA of 2.88 before the game. After the win, his numbers improved to 1-1 and an ERA of 2.12.

The award is Hageman’s second Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week in his career, the first coming in 2011.