May 10, 2010

Kreitlow earns second MIAC pitcher of the week honor

In an unusual twist, Kreitlow is the co-pitcher of the week alongside St. Thomas' Matt Schuld, who threw the final five innings of the same game to get the win.

The Tommies’ lone hit in the game was a lead-off single in the first inning. That runner would eventually score on a sacrifice fly for the only earned run of the game.

After that single, Kreitlow would go on to retire the next 23 batters until allowing two harmless walks in the eighth (his only two walks of the game). He struck out four batters in the game.

St. Thomas ultimately scored the game-winner in the 10th on a pair of Piper fielding errors.

Adding to the impressive performance, this nine and two-thirds inning complete game came just four days after Kreitlow threw 10 innings against Saint John's on Saturday. In that double-header, he threw two scoreless innings to finish off the opener and then tossed a complete game in an eight-inning win in the second game.