Former Cal Pitcher Trevor Hutchinson Named Southern League Series MVP
Sept. 17, 2003
ZEBULON, NC - Former University of California pitcher Trevor Hutchinson, pitching for the Double AA Carolina Mudcats (Florida Marlins affiliate), was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2003 Southern League Championship series. Hutchinson was the winning pitcher in the Mudcats' 4-1 championship victory over Huntsville (Ala.), Sept. 14 in Zebulon, North Carolina.
Hutchinson, who pitched for the Golden Bears from 1999-2002 and is the school's career strikeout leader (284), threw 5.0 innings with three hits, one earned run, one walk and one strikeout in the victory over Huntsville, helping Carolina to a 3-2 series advantage. Hutchinson had retired the first nine batters he faced in the championship game.
Also starting the first game of the series back on Sept. 9, Hutchinson had gotten a no decision despite throwing 6.3 innings with three hits, no runs, no walks and five strikeouts. He allowed a lead-off single in the first inning, and then proceeded to retire the next 14 batters. Carolina ended up winning that contest, 3-2.
Hutchinson concluded the summer with a 3-3 record, a 3.86 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 35.0 innings for the Mudcats. He started the season playing for the Single A Jupiter (Fla.) Hammerheads, finishing 9-2 with two complete games, a 2.77 ERA, and had 58 strikeouts with only 16 walks in 84.3 innings.