Barker earns ASUN pitcher of the week honors

CONWAY — University of Central Arkansas sophomore pitcher Jesse Barker was named the ASUN Pitcher of the Week on Monday after earning a win and a save in two appearances last week.

Jesse Barker

Against Little Rock on Wednesday at Bear Stadium, the right hander from Benton, Ark., went a career-high 6.2 innings, striking out four and allowing just four hits and no runs.

Barker had a career-high 95 pitches. Against UT Martin on Saturday, he pitched the final two innings of UCA’s come-from-behind 13-10 victory, striking out three and allowing just one hit and no runs.

For the week, Barker had a 0.00 earned-run average, allowed opposing hitters a .156 batting average and just one extra-base hit, a double by Little Rock.