Luke Trueman Earns PSAC West Pitcher of the Week Accolades

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LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Slippery Rock University senior, and former North Allegheny baseball player, Luke Trueman has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

Trueman earned the weekly honor following a pair of standout starts last week against Indiana University (Pa.) and California (Pa.). For the week, Trueman went 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA, 15 strikeouts and just two walks over 14 innings. Opponents hit just .189 off Trueman during his two complete-game victories.

He opened his week by throwing a complete-game, five-hit shutout in a 5-0 win at IUP where he took a no-hitter into the sixth inning.

Following the win at Indiana, Trueman scattered five hits and one walk over seven innings while posting 10 strikeouts against California. After giving up one run and three hits in the opening inning to the Vulcans, Trueman settled in and proceeded to pitch six shutout frames while registering a season-high strikeout as part of a 4-1 SRU victory.

In seven starts this season, Trueman has posted a 5-1 record with a 1.46 ERA and .215 opponent batting average in 49.1 innings with 51 strikeouts and just nine walks surrendered. He has pitched into the sixth inning in all but one start this season while allowing more than two runs just once.

One of the best two-way players in the PSAC, Trueman has also hit .324 with 10 runs scored, four home runs and 14 RBI over 20 games as a position player this season in addition to his pitching exploits.

For his career, Trueman already ranks third in program history in strikeouts (193), 11th in innings pitched (189.2), 15th in wins (15) as well as 16th in home runs hit (17).

(Photo and press release courtesy of Slippery Rock University Athletics).