Skip to main content

Punxsy's Gillung honored by PSAC, Louisville Slugger

March 14, 2011

Nick Gillung

ERIE — A Punxsutawney Area High School graduate playing baseball at Mercyhurst College in Erie recently earned two awards.

Senior Nick Gillung, a member of PAHS' 2007 state title-winning team, earned the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division Pitcher of the Week honor and was one of the Louisville Sluggers Players of the Week after a 15-strikeout game against Palm Beach Atlantic March 3 in Florida.

The left-handed pitcher from Worthville improved to 3-0 on the season after the double-digit strikeout performance.

He threw six innings and allowed one run on three hits and walked four during the Lakers' 10-3 victory. Fifteen of the 18 batters that Gillung retired were via strikeout.

The pitcher is now 4-0 this year with a 1.12 ERA through four starts and 16 innings. He has struck out a team-best 30 batters and walked 10, limiting opponents to a .211 batting average.

Gilling was one of four players named to the traditionally Division I Louisville Slugger award. Also joining him were Ziggie Vanderwall of Southern Arkansas (Division II) and Florida International's Kyle Fitzpatrick and UCLA's Trevor Bauer, both Division I players.

Gilling has now received the PSAC West Pitcher of the Week award three times in his career.

Entering its next game at Gannon Friday, the Lakers are 13-3. They have won four-straight games and 10 of their last 11.

View more articles in:
NORTH MAHONING TOWNSHIP — Second and third-graders from Longview Elementary School helped seniors at the Mahoning Hills...
YOUNG TOWNSHIP — Almost everyone has heard of "Where's Waldo?" The same could be applied to the First Church of God's "...
PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Concert Association will begin its 2014-2015 season on Tuesday, Oct. 21, with William...
This afternoon, Amber Ward (pictured) and the Lady Chucks girls' tennis squad will participate in...
Members of the Punxsy football team were recognized on the field for Senior Night, and on the field...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes