Ahlstrom earns third Pac-12 honor of the season
EUGENE, Ore. – Coming off another impressive performance against Washington, the Pac-12 Conference named Robert Ahlstrom its Pitcher of the Week on Monday.
Ahlstrom earned his third weekly honor of the season with latest coming after he struck out a career-high 11 batters while tossing seven scoreless innings in a win over Washington on Friday. The Ducks' lefty allowed just four hits with no walks, while holding an opponent without a run through seven innings for the third consecutive start. The Ducks' ace extended his scoreless streak to 14 innings, while not giving up a run in 23 of his last 24 innings pitched.
Ahlstrom had runners on the corners with no outs in both the second and third innings, but pitched out of both jams without allowing a run. He had five of his 11 strikeouts in the first three innings and cruised from there allowing just one more batter to reach base over his final four innings of work.
Ahlstrom became just the second Oregon pitcher to earn the conference's weekly honor three times in a season, joining David Peterson who claimed three during the 2017 season. Ahlstrom is also the first Pac-12 player this season to claim three conference player or pitcher of the week awards.