Herd's Blair picks up pair of weekly awards
Marshall pitcher Aaron Blair picked up two accolades on Monday as he earned the Louisville Slugger national pitcher of the week award and the Conference USA pitcher of the week honor.
Blair struck out 11 and gave up just two hits and a walk in eight shutout innings as the Thundering Herd took a 4-0 series-clinching win over No. 19 Houston on Saturday at Appalachian Power Park.
It was the second Conference USA award in the past three weeks for Blair (5-1), who notched his fifth straight quality start on Saturday. In his last four starts, he is 4-0 with an ERA of 0.33.