LOUIS - For the second time this season, Indiana State junior
starting pitcher Sean Manaea has been named the Missouri Valley Conference
Pitcher of the Week as announced the league office. Manaea also earn the award
after his 10 strikeouts in six shutout innings against College of Charleston on
Manaea tossed his first complete game of his Indiana State career on Friday night, leading the Sycamores to a 2-1 victory on the road against Minnesota inside the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Manaea struck out nine batters in the game, allowing six hits, one unearned run and one walk to the Golden Gophers.
The ISU junior was nearly perfect through his first six innings on the mound, allowing just a bunt single in the second inning while striking out seven batters. Manaea's best play of the game may have come on defense as he covered home following a wild pitch and made a diving tag that ended the game for a 2-1 ISU win.
For the season, the Wanatah, Ind., native is 2-1 with a 1.08 ERA, totaling 33 strikeouts in 25 innings pitched while allowing 14 hits and four runs (three earned).
Indiana State And Austin Peay Reschedule Game To Tuesday, March 19
Due to the expectation of cold weather on Wednesday, March 20, Indiana State and Austin Peay will play their second game in a week on Tuesday, March 19. First pitch will still be set for 3:00 p.m. (ET) from Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium.