MONDAY, MAY 02, 2011
Matthew Tomshaw named A-Sun "Pitcher of the Week"
Senior Matthew Tomshaw was the ultimate "Ace in the Hole" for the Dolphins as his first career complete-game shutout in the rubber game against FGCU gave JU another series win en route to Atlantic Sun Conference “Pitcher of the Week” honors.
After stealing the opener from the Eagles, JU dropped game two and needed a strong effort to save its bullpen on Sunday. Tomshaw did all that and more as he scattered three hits and walked only one batter while striking out five in a 6-0 win.
“Each conference game is critical at this point in the season and Matthew had his best day when we needed it the most,” said JU head coach Terry Alexander. “To perform the way he did against a team that plays very well on their home field is amazing in itself. We are trying to get to the postseason and earn that automatic bid and Matthew is going to play a big part in that journey.”
Tomshaw became the first Dolphin to accomplish the feat in a full nine-inning game since Dennis Robinson shut out Campbell, 8-0, on April 16, 2004. The last complete-game shutout was Matt Gardner, who blanked Mercer (5-0) in seven innings on March, 31, 2007. It also marked the third shutout for JU this season, its most since 2004.
Last season, he earned second all-conference accolades after going 8-2 with a 4.99 ERA and three complete games (the most since Robinson in 2004). This year, he is 5-3 with a 3.91 ERA.
The Dolphins (26-16) will host No. 8 Florida State (31-11) at John Sessions Stadium on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The game can be head live on 1010XL with Joel Lamp calling all of the action or through ASun.TV and live stats by logging onto JUDolphins.com.