MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014
Russell Snags First #ASunBSB Pitcher of the Week Honors
Justin Russell had four strike outs in seven shutout innings on Sunday (Photo by michael Clements)
Justin Russell had four strike outs in seven shutout innings on Sunday (Photo by michael Clements)
MACON, Ga. - Junior RHP Justin Russell (Jacksonville, Fla.) was rewarded on Monday for turning in the most impressive performance on the mound by an Atlantic Sun pitcher this past weekend.  Russell was honored as the league’s first Pitcher of the Week in an official release from the league office.

Russell, who graduated from Episcopal in Jacksonville before spending two years at Seminole State College, earned the honor after tossing seven shutout innings in a 2-0 Jacksonville win at No. 19 TCU onn Sunday. He was the only pitcher in the league to post a win over a ranked opponent this past weekend as he allowed just three hits and struckout four, including three Ks with runners in scoring position to end innings for TCU.

The Dolphins are back in action on Tuesday when they host No. 5 Florida State at 4:00 pm.  The game will be broadcast on the radio throughout the Jacksonville area on 92.5 FM.