Sophomore left-handed pitcher Eric Bauer has been named the Louisville Slugger National Pitcher of the Week, the Collegiate Baseball newspaper announced Monday. Bauer was also selected as the CAA Pitcher of the Week.
Bauer set a new school record with a 10-inning relief performance in College of Charleston’s 23-inning walk-off win over William & Mary on Friday night. The game tied for the second-longest contest in NCAA baseball history.
A sophomore from Longwood, Fla., Bauer picked up his fifth win of the season by showing incredible toughness out of the bullpen in a game that last 6 hours and 3 minutes, a new school record. He entered in the 14th inning and lasted the remainder of the game, scattering five hits while striking out five batters with no walks.
He allowed just one run in the 20th inning, but CofC equalized in the bottom half of the frame to keep the game going and set up Morgan Phillips’ game-winner in the 23rd inning.
Bauer also pitched an inning of relief in CofC’s 11-10 win in 12 innings on Tuesday night against Coastal Carolina. On the season, he sports a 5-2 record with a 2.11 ERA.
This award marks Bauer’s first national honor and his second CAA Pitcher of the Week award this season.