SHUPirates.com Athlete of the Week (April 2, 2013)
Josh Prevost, Baseball
Less than an hour after the Pirates came out on top 4-3 in 11 innings against Connecticut in their BIG EAST home opener, junior Josh Prevost (Belle Mead, N.J.) took the ball in the second game of a Thursday twinbill, charged with the task of guiding SHU to the series-clinching victory.
Prevost obliged, delivering the best performance of his collegiate career as he tossed a masterful 7.1 innings during which he allowed just three hits and kept the Huskies off the board. The Hall went on to secure a 3-0 win behind the longest start Prevost has recorded in a Pirate uniform, with the junior picking up his second win of the season in the process.
For his performance, Prevost became the third different Pirate selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll this year, the first conference award of his career.
After totaling 12 relief appearances in his first two seasons for Seton Hall, the imposing 6-foot-8 right-hander has emerged as one of the key members of a Seton Hall staff that ranks second in the league in opposing batting average and fourth in both runs allowed and earned run average.
To this point in the season, Prevost’s individual numbers measure up against the best the BIG EAST has to offer. Among qualifying pitchers, the Belle Mead native has allowed the fewest hits (19), and the second-fewest runs (7), only six of which were earned. He has also limited opposing hitters to a .204 batting average, the fifth-best mark in the conference and ranks sixth with a 2.05 ERA.
This is the first time this season that Prevost has been named SHUPirates.com Athlete of the Week.