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Senior Andrew Nelson is the second Patriot to receive the MSC honor this year.Senior Andrew Nelson is the second Patriot to receive the MSC honor this year.

Nelson Named MSC Pitcher of the Week

COLUMBIA, Ky. – St. Catharine (Ky.) senior Andrew Nelson is the MSC Pitcher of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.  The weekly awards are the first of the season for Nelson.

Nelson won his only start last week with a complete-game shutout to earn the conference's pitcher of the week honor.  The Eureka, Calif., native shut out Bluefield (Va.) -- the top ranked offense in the MSC with a .332 team batting average -- while limiting the Rams to seven hits over the nine-inning game.

Nelson struck out four while surrendering three walks en route to his first win of the season.

Nelson leads the Mid-South and is 39th in the NAIA in opponent's batting average (.187). He ranks fifth in earned run average and sixth in the conference with 38 strikeouts this season.  St. Catharine moves to 13-14 overall and 7-5 in the Mid-South with last week's results.

The next Mid-South Conference weekly baseball awards will be announced on Monday, March 31.

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