March 26, 2013

Men's Student-Athlete of the Week: John Salas, Baseball

Junior left-handed pitcher John Salas had two efficient starts for the Matadors on the mound last week against both CSU Bakersfield and Utah Valley University. For the week, Salas went 1-1 with a 1.98 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 13.2 innings.

On Tuesday against the Roadrunners, Salas moved effectively through the lineup and needed just 51 pitches to get through the first 5.1 innings of work. He finished his day with five strikeouts and issued just one walk.

On Sunday against Utah Valley, Salas turned in the best performance of any CSUN pitcher so far this season. The La Crescenta, Calif., native went 8.0 scoreless innings and picked up five strikeouts to earn his first win of the year. He did not allow a walk and conceded just five hits as the Matadors completed a four-game sweep for the first time since 2010.

On the season, Salas is 1-3 with a 3.54 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 28.0 innings of work.

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