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Valpo's Gulbransen Named Pitcher of the Week
Jon Gulbransen is the Pitcher of the Week in the Horizon League (Ray Acevedo).
Jon Gulbransen is the Pitcher of the Week in the Horizon League (Ray Acevedo).

Monday, April 06, 2009

Valparaiso University’s Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season after leading the Crusaders to a series-opening victory at Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon.

The sophomore left-hander allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out six in seven scoreless innings against the Vikings in the opener of the three-game weekend set.  Gulbransen earned his fourth victory of the season, already surpassing his win total in all of 2008.

Gulbransen is now 4-3 on the season with a 4.68 earned run average and 34 strikeouts in 42.1 innings of work.

He also earned Pitcher of the Week honors back on March 2 after tossing eight innings of shutout baseball at Arkansas-Little Rock.