MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2006
Aaron Parvey named A-Sun Pitcher of the Week

April 17, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Senior Aaron Parvey was named Atlantic Sun Conference "Pitcher of the Week" after leading the Dolphins to a series win over Stetson last week. Parvey, who joins junior Justin Young as the only member of the squad to receive the honor in 2006, becomes the first Dolphin pitcher to earn the weekly conference accolade this season.

Parvey carried the Dolphins on his back in the most pivotal game of the Stetson series over the weekend. In the opener on Friday night, with both clubs attempting to save their bullpens for the Saturday doubleheader, Parvey held the Hatters in check through seven innings of no-hit relief to allow JU to rally for a 4-3 win in 12 innings. The most impressive part of his feat, other than retiring the last 17 batters he faced, is that he had never pitched more than three innings in his entire career. Parvey has come into his own during the 2006 season. A member of the squad since 2002, Parvey has never appeared in more than 10 games until this season. In fact, his total appearances in 2006 (18) surpasses his three-year career (17) and his innings pitched (40.2) by far surpasses it (15.0).

Under the tutelage of Tim Montez, Parvey is the most reliable arm out of the pen as he leads all relievers with a 4-1 record, a 1.33 ERA, 18 appearances, 19 strikeouts, 40.2 innings pitched and a .185 opponent batting average. Before a runner stole home against him during the Gardner-Webb series, he had not allowed an earned run in 17.1 innings. He currently leads the A-Sun in ERA (1.33) and opponent batting average (.185) and is tied for eight in appearances (18).

The Dolphins will continue A-Sun play by hosting East Tennessee State for a three-game series at Alexander Brest Field. The first game will be on Friday at 7 p.m. with Saturday and Sunday being played at 1 p.m. Each game will be heard live on ESPN 1460 with Cole Pepper calling all the action. The Dolphin Pre-Game show will air 15 minutes before first pitch.