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IUP ROUNDUP: Cooke named top pitcher

by The Indiana Gazette on April 09, 2013 10:30 AM

IUP’s Stephen Cooke, who set a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference record with 29 1-3 consecutive scoreless innings pitched, has been named the West Division Pitcher of the Week.

Entering his Friday start at Gannon with 18 1-3 straight innings without allowing a run, Cooke tossed 11 shutout innings, striking out eight and scattering eight hits. In a game IUP eventually lost 1-0 in 14 innings, Cooke forced Gannon into 20 ground ball outs, helping the Crimson Hawks set a conference team record with 24 assists. Cooke threw 114 pitches in 11 innings and walked just one of the 40 batters he faced.

Cooke (5-1) leads the conference with 71 strikeouts and ranks sixth in ERA at 1.53.

IUP plays host to Mansfield on Wednesday.


TENNIS: IUP posted its third straight shutout, blanking Slippery Rock, 9-0, in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division women’s match Monday afternoon at the Maple Street Courts.

IUP has not dropped a set during the three-match span and has won nine consecutive matches, improving to 12-6 overall and 3-1 in the PSAC West and clinching the second seed in the division for next week’s conference tournament.

IUP plays at Clarion today.

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