COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 26, 2019) - Thanks to a complete game shutout, Josh Dahl of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Baseball team earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week honors Tuesday.
Dahl (Glendale, Ariz.) dominated for the Pack in a 14-0 win over Colorado Christian University Saturday. The senior threw his first shutout of the season, allowing no runs over seven innings. Dahl struck out a season-high 13 batters in the win.
The Cougars only mustered six hits and two walks against Dahl. He threw his third consecutive complete game, tossing 120 pitches.
Colorado Christian loaded the bases against Dahl in the first, but Dahl was able to leave them loaded. He also left a runner at third in the fifth inning. Dahl got stronger as the game went along, striking out six of the last seven batters he faced.
Dahl has been untouchable since the start of RMAC play. The righty stands 3-0 with a 1.71 ERA in conference play. He has 28 strikeouts over three RMAC starts.
With 61 strikeouts, Dahl ranks second in the RMAC. He has made 25 batters watch strike three, giving him seven more backwards K's than anyone else in the conference.
Dahl now has a 4-2 overall record. His four wins rank as the fourth-most in the RMAC.
For Dahl this is the first RMAC Pitcher of the Week honor of his career. Thanks to Dahl's performance, the Pack has now earned each of the last three RMAC Pitcher of the Week awards. Beau Brieske (Jr., Chandler, Ariz.) claimed back-to-back RMAC Pitcher of the week accolades on March 12 and March 19.
The Pack is the first team to earn three consecutive RMAC Pitcher of the Week awards since 2016. This marks the first time since at least 2001 (which is as far back as the records go) that the Pack has earned three consecutive RMAC Pitcher of the Week awards.
Dahl and the Pack will travel to No. 25 Dixie State University for a four-game series. This series between the Pack and Trailblazers will start Friday at 6 p.m. in St. George, Utah.