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Matt Hopkins named GAC Pitcher of the Week

SWOSU’s Matt Hopkins named GAC Pitcher of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – For the second time in the past three weeks, SWOSU Baseball has had a player honored as the Great American Conference Pitcher of the Week after Matt Hopkins earned the award on Monday.

Hopkins was stellar in his Game 3 win over Ouachita on Saturday. He struck out eight and allowed just four hits as he tossed seven scoreless innings before turning the game over to the bullpen for the eighth inning, which would prove to be the final one after SWOSU scored twice in the bottom of the inning to invoke a run-rule. With the win, Hopkins improved to 2-0 on the year and he’s allowed just three earned runs in 14.2 innings of work for a team-leading 1.84 ERA.

Hopkins becomes the second SWOSU Pitcher to be named GAC Pitcher of the Week this season, joining Chase Hamilton, who claimed the award on March 8th.

SWOSU Baseball, now 9-4 (8-4 GAC) on the year, returns to action on Tuesday evening in Chickasha, taking on USAO at 5 p.m.

By SWOSU Athletics

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