April 11, 2011
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -
After posting two victories this week for the Cal State Northridge Matadors (16-16), sophomore Joshua Goossen-Brown was named as a Big West Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 5-11 in a release from the conference office. Goossen-Brown shares the honor with Cal State Fullerton's Noe Ramirez.
The Sherman Oaks, Calif. native started two games on the mound for the Matadors, helping Northridge to a 2-2 record this week.
Goossen-Brown won his first start of the season on the road at UNLV on Tuesday by pitching 5.0 innings and striking out five hitters. He scattered six hits and gave up two runs to help the Matadors to a 9-3 win, snapping a four-game losing streak.
On Sunday, Goossen-Brown nearly tossed a complete game for Northridge on the road against Cal State Bakersfield. The sophomore pitched 8.1 innings, scattering eight hits and allowing one run as the Matadors held on for a 2-1 victory. Goossen-Brown struckout four hitters and walked one.
"Josh is the best pitcher on the staff right now and was doing a great job in relief. We see him doing well for us as a starter the rest of the season," said pitching coach Tim Leary.
For the week, Goossen-Brown compiled a 2-0 record, throwing 13.1 innings and striking out nine while posting a 2.06 ERA. His 2.18 ERA on the season is the third-lowest in the Big West and his four wins are tied for second-most. Goossen-Brown has allowed the least amount of runs amongst starters in the Big West (9) and he leads the Matadors in saves with four.