Brecht Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Junior RHP Brody Brecht has been named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week for the second straight week, it was announced Monday. The honor is the fourth Big Ten weekly honor of his career and third for the Hawkeyes this season.

The Ankeny, Iowa, native threw seven innings against Nebraska and allowed just two hits and three walks. He struck out 11 and allowed just one earned run as the Hawkeyes won, 4-1.

Brecht has a 3.76 ERA and a 2-2 record. He has recorded 95 strikeouts in 55 innings pitched. He leads the Big Ten in strikeouts and ranks seventh in the nation, and he is first in the Big Ten and third in the nation in strikeouts per nine innings (15.55).

The Hawkeyes return home on Tuesday at 6:05 p.m. (CT) against Illinois State.