Justin Jackson, senior from Magnolia, has been named as Southland Conference baseball "Pitcher of the Week."
Jackson took a no-hitter into the ninth inning in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at McNeese State, but gave up back-to-back one-out singles to break up the bid.
The right-hander got a ground out and a strikeout to record his first complete game of the season. He struck out 10 batters and walked one in the 4-0 shutout victory that improved his season record to 7-3.
The Bearkats are 28-11 overall and are 17-4 in league play with a four-game lead with 12 conference games remaining.
For the year, Jackson owns a 2.85 earned run average in 10 starts. He is holding opponents to a .227 batting average and as totaled 50 strike outs.
Sam Houston State plays host to Houston Baptist Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Don Sanders to begin a five-game home stand that also includes a weekend series with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Friday through Sunday and a visit from the Texas Aggies a week from Tuesday, May 1.
Tickets for Sam Houston State home baseball games are available now online at www.gobearkats.com/tickets or at the SHSU athletic ticket office located in the Ron Mafrige Field House at Bowers Stadium.
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