Lockwood Named MVC Pitcher of the Week
Monday, April 1, 2024
Lockwood Named MVC Pitcher of the Week

After throwing a complete game in Saturday’s 9-2 win over Bradley, Valparaiso University baseball pitcher Connor Lockwood (Libertyville, Ill. / Libertyville) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Lockwood delivered the team’s first nine-inning complete game in five years, lifting Valpo to an important victory that helped the team win the series. He earned the win while scattering eight hits and allowing two runs. Lockwood did not issue a walk and struck out nine in the triumph. An extended outing was much needed after Valpo’s pitching staff was taxed in Friday’s series opener.

Lockwood is 2-1 with a 4.00 ERA while striking out 24 and walking nine over 27 innings of work in five starts this season.

This marks the program’s first weekly award of the season. Valpo’s last weekly award winners came on April 17 of last year when Jake Skrine (Player of the Week) and Bobby Nowak (Pitcher of the Week) swept the honors. This is Lockwood’s second career MVC Pitcher of the Week award, joining Colin Fields as the other Valpo pitchers to have won the award multiple times since Valpo joined the MVC.