Brecht Named Co-Big Ten Pitcher of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Sophomore RHP Brody Brecht has been named the Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the Week, it was announced Tuesday. The honor is the first Big Ten weekly honor of his career. He shares the award with Dominic Pianto of Michigan State. Brecht was also named the D1Baseball Pitcher of the Week on Monday.

The Ankeny, Iowa, native was perfect in his season debut and second career start throwing five innings and retiring all 15 batters he faced, including 10 via strikeout. The strikeouts and innings pitched were both career-highs for Brecht.

Brecht and the Iowa pitching staff combined for a 0.96 ERA over opening weekend, the fourth lowest in the nation. The staff allowed 5.14 hits per nine innings, ranking 12th nationally, and had a 0.89 WHIP, the 15th lowest in the nation.  

 The dual sport athlete was named a preseason Third-Team All-American by Baseball America and was named a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game a season ago.