Elon’s Bakker Selected as SoCon Baseball Pitcher of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — For the third straight week an Elon pitcher has been selected as the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week. After Jake Stalzer collected the honor in each of the past two weeks, Phoenix righty Lucas Bakker was tabbed as the league’s pitcher of the week for games played between March 3-9.

Bakker tossed a five-hit complete game against Minnesota at the Chanticleer Classic on Saturday. The junior from Deception Bay, Queensland, Australia, struck out six and did not issue a walk. Bakker allowed two runs, neither of which was earned, as the maroon and gold topped the Golden Gophers 5-2.

The complete game was Bakker’s first in an Elon uniform after transferring from North Iowa Area Community College prior to the season.

On the year, Bakker is 2-1 with a 1.71 ERA. He has tossed 26.1 innings, walking just five and striking out 24 hitters. Opponents have been held to a .220 batting average off of him.

Elon’s 2014 SoCon Baseball Players/Pitchers of the Week
• Feb. 24 – Jake Stalzer – Pitcher of the Week
• March 3 – Jake Stalzer – Pitcher of the Week
• March 10 – Lucas Bakker – Pitcher of the Week