NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – After posting VCU's most dominant pitching performances in recent memory, Heath Dwyer was rewarded on Monday by being named the Co-Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week.
The southpaw went the distance in a 1-0 two-hitter win over Buffalo on Saturday. Buffalo's two hits amounted to a .074 batting average for the Bulls.
Dwyer's day was highlighted by his 15 strikeouts, setting a new high for the Chandler, Ariz. native. The final two strikeouts of the pitchers night came in the ninth inning to preserve the Rams' 1-0 win and conclude his fifth career complete game.
VCU's southpaw shares the award with George Wasington's Bobby LeWerne. The sophomore posted a complete game shutout of his own, allowing just one hit.
Dwyer and the Rams return to action on Wednesday, when they travel to Greenville, N.C. to take on ECU in a midweek contest. First pitch in that game is scheduled for 6 p.m.