Curtis garners third TSWA Pitcher of the Week accolade

Senior hurled first two-hitter in five years

May 13, 2014 · @MTAthletics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For the third time this season, Middle Tennessee left-hander Zac Curtis was tabbed the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday.

Curtis tossed a complete game, two-hit shutout at FIU in the series opener, walking four and striking out eight. The southpaw posted his fifth complete game and second shutout of the season against the Panthers. The two-hit performance was the first since 2009 when Kenneth Roberts held Troy to a pair of hits. Curtis continues to lead the nation in strikeouts with 118. He allowed a single in the second and seventh innings for FIU's only hits.

The Hendersonville native is now 7-3 for the year with a 1.81 ERA in 13 appearances over 99.1 innings and opponents are batting just .210 against him. The TSWA weekly honor is the third for Curtis. He previously won the award on April 1 and April 29. 

The Blue Raiders play at Belmont on Tuesday at 4 p.m. and end the regular season with a three-game home series versus Marshall this Thursday-Saturday.

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