Raiders' Curtis honored by Texas Collegiate League

Left-Hander posted 1.61 ERA in 39 innings during summer stint

August 19, 2013 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee baseball's Zac Curtis earned first team Texas Collegiate League honors and was tabbed the Left-Handed Pitcher of the Year as announced by the league earlier this month.

The left-handed pitcher started six games, compiling a 5-1 record during that stretch for the Brazos Valley Bombers. Curtis held a 1.61 Earned Run Average, allowing just seven earned runs on 17 hits in 39 innings tossed. The Hendersonville product struckout 40 batters faced, while walking 23.

Due to pitching limits, Curtis left the Bombers before the conclusion of the season. Brazos Valley went on to clinch their first ever TCL Championship with a 7-5 win over the Victoria Generals in a decisive game three.

"This is a great summer for Zac in a very competitive league," noted head coach Jim McGuire. "I am looking for big things from him this upcoming season."

Curtis, a Volunteer State transfer, completed his first season in a Blue Raider uniform with a 5-4 record and a 4.93 ERA in 14 starts. The lefty fanned 75 batters, allowing 31 walks and 44 earned runs in 80.1 innings pitched.

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