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Baseball: Hunter Moody Named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week for Second Straight Week

Hunter Moody has struck out a team-high 19 batters in 13 innings this season.
Hunter Moody has struck out a team-high 19 batters in 13 innings this season.  
Courtesy: RaginCajuns.com
Moody Named SBC Top Pitcher, Again 

Sunday, Hunter Moody (Clinton, La.) struck out a season-high 10 batters, while tossing his second straight combined shutout

NEW ORLEANS – Senior left-handed pitcher Hunter Moody (Clinton, La.) became the first Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns pitcher to earn back-to-back weekly league honors when he named the Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive week on Monday.

Moody (2-0), the reigning Sun Belt and Louisiana Sportswriters Association Pitcher of the Week, threw another gem on Sunday, combining for his second shutout in two starts to open the 2008 season. Moody struck out a season-high 10 batters to help Louisiana snap a five-game losing streak in a 2-0 win Sunday. Moody scattered four hits in seven innings – three of Moody’s four hits allowed were bunt singles. In 13 innings, the southpaw has been victimized for just five hits, while striking out a team-high 19 batters. Opponents are batting .119 against the Preseason All-Sun Belt selection.

Monday’s honor was Moody’s fourth of his heralded career at Louisiana. His victory Sunday was his 24th as a Cajun, moving him into a tie for fourth place with Phil Devey (1997-99) on the school’s career list. Moody, who trails Andy Gros (2000-03) and Scott Dohmann (2002-05) by two wins, needs three more to become the school’s all-time leader. Moody also ranks in the career Top 10 in games started (40) and innings pitched (268.1).

Moody’s four weekly Sun Belt Conference honors are the second-most in school history behind Kevin Ardoin (2002-05), who finished with five. Moody (2006, 2008) and Ardoin (2004, 2005) are the only two pitchers in Cajuns history to be named Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week twice in the same season.

Chris Yandle
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