St. Catharine College pitcher John Werner was named Mid-South Conference Pitcher of the week. Werner is the second Patriot arm to earn the honor this spring.
Werner threw a season-high eight shutout innings to help the Patriots beat Shawnee State (Ohio) 2-0 to earn the conference pitcher of the week honors.
The Anaheim, Calif., native allowed just four hits in the series-opening win while striking out nine -- one off his season high. The win started a weekend sweep for St. Catharine that vaulted the Patriots into third place in the conference standings entering postseason play.
Werner is second in the Mid-South Conference this season with 72 strikeouts and ranks third in the conference in both opponent's batting average (.226) and strikeouts per game (8.6). He is 20th in the conference in ERA (3.72).
St. Catharine moves to 25-25 overall and 15-12 in the Mid-South following last week's games.