Mercer’s Nyquist named A-Sun Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week

MACON, Ga. (MERCER RELEASE) – After throwing his third-straight complete game and second-straight complete game shutout, junior Eric Nyquist was honored by being named the Atlantic Sun Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week on Monday afternoon.

The weekly conference award is the first of Nyquist’s career and pulls Mercer into a tie with Lipscomb for the most A-Sun weekly honors this season, with four.
Nyquist allowed no runs on just two hits to go along with a career-high six strikeouts in a tidy 111-pitch 2-0 complete game win over Lipscomb on April 13.

Over his last three starts, the Alpharetta, Ga. native has allowed three runs on 12 hits to go along with 13 strikeouts compared to just one walk in 25 innings pitched. Nyquist now leads the A-Sun with three complete games this season and is the first Mercer pitcher to accumulated three or more complete games in a season since Hunter Abercrombie racked up four complete games back in 2005.

Nyquist is currently tied for second in the A-Sun with six wins, ranks third in the league with a .215 opponents’ batting average and also became the first A-Sun Conference pitcher to throw back-to-back complete game shutouts since Kennesaw State’s Chad Jenkins accomplished the feat in April of 2009.

Nyquist and the rest of the Bears are back in action on April 15 when it travels to Statesboro to take on Georgia Southern Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. at 6 p.m. at J.I. Clements Stadium.

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