SANTA BARBARA, Calif.– After another incredible Friday start, Michael McGreevy of No. 25 UC Santa Barbara baseball was rewarded Monday morning earning the Big West Pitcher of the Week award and being named one of Collegiate Baseball's National Players of the Week.
The sophomore slinger took the mound in game one of UCSB's series with Cal Poly this past weekend and fell just one short of tying the program's all-time strikeout record, fanning 15 batters in eight innings of work. He struck out at least one Mustang in every inning and multiple batters in the first six, including striking out the side in the fifth.
McGreevy is the first Gaucho to have a 15 K game and it is the fourth best performance in program history behind only Mario Hollands (2010), Barry Zito (1997), and Walt Rehm (1970) who each threw 16.
McGreevy gave up no walks and only allowed one player to reach base on him all night, allowing Cal Poly's Tate Samuelson two hits and a run.
He now joins Rodney Boone as one of just three pitchers in the conference to earn Big West Pitcher of the Week twice this season. He is the second player to be named to Collegiate Baseball's National Players of the Week after Jordan Sprinkle earned the nod in April.