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George Fernandez


SHUPirates.com Athlete of the Week (May 24, 2011)

George Fernandez, Baseball
Sophomore George Fernandez was named the BIG EAST Conference's Pitcher of the Week for the week-ending May 22, 2011. In a must-win weekend for the Pirates, Fernandez posted a 2-0 record allowing only one hit while striking out two in five scoreless innings of relief. On Thursday, the right-hander was summoned from the bullpen after the Pirates forced extra-innings by tying the game in the bottom of the ninth. He tossed two perfect innings before the Pirates earned walk-off win in the 11th inning. With the Pirates looking for the sweep on Sunday, Fernandez entered in the top of the sixth with no outs and Erick Fernandez standing on first base after his RBI single tied the game at three. The sophomore from Union induced a fly out off the bat of Dan Godefroi, caught Sean Lamont looking on strike three, and got Dan Capeless to ground out to second base for the final out The two wins improved his 2011 record to 3-1