Thomas named MAC pitcher of the week


By Northern Star Staff

Junior pitcher Nate Thomas was named Mid-American Conference pitcher of the week Monday. The right-hander worked out of relief for the Huskies as they went 2-2 over the weekend Mule Mix Classic.

Thomas pitched 3.2 innings without allowing a hit and striking out six opposing batters. He earned a win and a save during the two Huskie weekend victories.

Last season Thomas with to a 4.84 era in 19 appearances for NIU. He surrendered 46 hits in his 44.2 innings pitched. This year Thomas has yet to surrender a hit or an earned run in his 4.2 innings of relief on the season.

Thomas will look to defend his MAC pitcher of the week title as the Huskies take on Kansas this weekend starting noon Friday in Grand Prairie, Texas.