IRVINE, Calif. – (Hawaii Athletics) University of Hawai‘i Rainbow pitcher
Matt Cooper has been named the Big West Conference Baseball Pitcher of the
Week. It was UH's first Big West player or pitcher weekly honor of the season.
Cooper has been lights out on the mound and comes into
this week's series against UC Santa Barbara with a team-best 1.53 ERA. He
guided UH to its first home victory with a three-hit shutout of Gonzaga (Mar.
12) then worked 7.2 scoreless innings on Saturday in Hawai‘i's blanking of Wichita
The right-hander produced a career-high 10 strikeouts
in his Wichita State start and is riding a streak of 16.2
straight scoreless innings. In the friendly confines of Les Murakami Stadium,
he has allowed just one run in 28.2 innings pitched.
The Rainbows play their first-ever Big West games this
week when they host the Gauchos for four games at Les Murakami Stadium. The
series kicks off Friday, Mar. 28, at 6:35 p.m.