TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology junior Luke Buehler has been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week for the third time this season, in results released by the league office on Monday.
Buehler tossed eight shutout innings at Transylvania on Saturday afternoon, helping the Fightin' Engineers pick up a 4-0 victory in game one of the doubleheader. Rose-Hulman currently leads the HCAC at 6-0 heading into Tuesday's key home twinbill with Franklin.
Buehler's outing was part of one of the best weeks for a Rose-Hulman pitching staff in recent memory last week. Trevor Dallio pitched 6.1 shutout innings to open a doubleheader against Earlham, while Trever Bruno added 7.1 shutout innings to start the nightcap of Friday's doubleheader. Counting Buehler's outing and a scoreless first inning from Clayton Mayfield at Transylvania on Saturday, Rose-Hulman starting pitchers held HCAC teams without a run for 22.2 consecutive innings to open last week's action.
Individually, Buehler allowed just four hits and three walks with nine strikeouts in his outing. On the season, the left-hander is 5-0 with a 0.96 earned run average and 39 strikeouts in 37.1 innings of work. He earned first-team all-HCAC and second-team ABCA All-Mideast Region honors in 2018 with a 1.53 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 70.2 innings of work.
Rose-Hulman stands 17-8 overall and 6-0 in HCAC action. The Fightin' Engineers face current HCAC second place team Franklin (5-3) on Tuesday at 4 pm in a doubleheader at Art Nehf Field.