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Arrowood Named SoCon’s April Pitcher of Month PDF Print
Written by Mike Flynn   
Wednesday, 02 May 2012 19:15

Appalachian State University baseball maintained its stranglehold on the Southern Conference’s 2012 Pitcher of the Month awards when Ryan Arrowood (Rutherfordton, N.C./R-S Central) was tabbed as April’s recipient on Wednesday. Arrowood won all four of his starts in April, posting a 1.61 earned run average and .212 opponents’ batting average in the process.

The right-handed senior did not allow more than two earned runs in any of his four starts while working at least seven innings each time out. In 28.0 innings of work, he surrendered just five earned runs while recording more strikeouts (26) than hits allowed (21).
With his spectacular April, Arrowood moved to 8-0 on the season while dropping his ERA to 3.84 and his opponents’ BA to .252. With 25 career victories, he is just one win away from tying the school record of 26, set by former teammate Matt Andress from 2007-10.
Appalachian has swept the SoCon’s Pitcher of the Month awards this season. Left-hander Rob Marcello (Royal Palm Beach, Fla./Royal Palm Beach) earned the recognition in February and right-hander Seth Grant (Etowah, N.C./West Henderson) claimed the honor in March.
Arrowood will next take the mound in search of his record-tying 26th career win on Friday, when first-place Appalachian (32-9, 16-5 SoCon) opens a three-game SoCon series versus UNC Greensboro. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at ASU’s Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium. The SoCon Pitcher of the Month will not be in action when the 28th-ranked Mountaineers take on East Tennessee State in a non-conference matchup on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in Johnson City, Tenn.


Photo Courtesy: Ryan Arrowood, ASU Athletics


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