– Arkansas sophomore left-hander Nick Schmidt was named the one of Louisville Slugger’s National Players of the Week on Monday after a career-high 15-strikeout performance Collegiate Baseball announced.
Schmidt was just one strikeout off the school record of 16 as he improved to 9-2 on the season with a 6-3 win over Auburn. He boasts a 2.81 ERA and a .199 opponent batting average. He has 130 strikeouts on the season, which is the second most in a single season in school history.
He also leads the league in strikeouts in SEC games with 98 and ranks second in total strikeouts. Schmidt has tossed a career-best 102.2 innings while allowing only 74 hits and 32 earned runs.
It is the second time this season Schmidt has garnered a national player of the week honor after being tabbed by the NCBWA after his combined no-hitter against Oklahoma State during the first weekend of the season.
He was the only pitcher among four player tabbed by Collegiate Baseball and Louisville Slugger. Schmidt also garnered SEC Pitcher of the Week honors for his performance against the Tigers.