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McConnaughey Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week

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Sophomore Mason McConnaughey has been named the Big Ten’s Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.

McConnaughey moved to 4-2 on the season after shutting out the Big Ten’s top offense across seven innings in Nebraska’s 16-1 win at Rutgers. The sophomore matched his career high with nine strikeouts and worked around six singles, allowing just one baserunner to reach third base.

With the seven shutout innings, McConnaughey picked up his second quality start of the season. It also marked Nebraska’s second consecutive weekly accolade after Brett Sears earned recognition last week.