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Lyons Named ECAC Pitcher of the Week

April 29, 2015  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Jared Lyons

Jared Lyons

For the third time this season, Liberty left-hander Jared Lyons has been named the ECAC Division I South Pitcher of the Week for week ending April 26.

Earlier this week, Lyons was selected as the Big South Pitcher of Week for games played March 20-26. It was also the third time the senior has received the honor this season.

Lyons turned in a dominating pitching performance, leading the Flames to a 5-0 victory over the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs, Friday evening at Liberty Baseball Stadium.

Lyons pitched his second shutout of the season, giving up one hit. The only hit Lyons allowed came on the first pitch of the contest. The left-hander moved to 7-1 on the year, striking out nine batters and walking three.

After walking a batter with one out in the second inning, Lyons retired 16 consecutive batters, before walking a batter in the seventh with two outs to break up the run. The Big South Conference ERA leader (1.44) did not allow a runner past second base until the ninth inning with two outs.

A senior from Yorktown, Va., Lyons also leads the Big South Conference with three complete games, two shutouts and with an opponent batting average of .181. The left-hander is second in the conference with 75 innings pitched and third in wins.

Lyons has previously been named the Big South Pitcher of the Week for April 30-March 6 and March 16-22.