Jerry Maddox’ first career complete-game shutout made him the second Northwestern State pitcher this season to earn weekly acclaim from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Maddox’ four-hitter against Abilene Christian on Saturday earned him LSWA Pitcher of the Week honors as announced by the organization Monday afternoon.
The LSWA weekly honors are voted on by a panel of statewide sports media members.
By virtue of throwing his NSU’s second complete-game shutout, Maddox joined Ridge Heisler (April 16) as Demons pitchers to earn LSWA weekly awards this season.
Maddox collected his third win in the past four starts by shutting out the visiting Wildcats in the middle game of NSU’s three-game sweep. Abilene Christian did not get a runner past second base while Maddox held the Wildcats to an 0-for-7 line with runners in scoring position.
After hitting a batter to lead off the fifth inning, Maddox retired 15 of the final 16 hitters he faced to improve to 6-3 on the season. In six Southland Conference starts, Maddox is 4-1 with a 1.71 ERA.
Overall, Maddox has a 2.17 ERA, which ranks 39th nationally.
Maddox is the third Demons player to earn LSWA recognition this season, joining Heisler and David Fry, who has picked up three honors from the organization.