April 8, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss junior Conor Fisk (Brown Deer, Wis.) collected the Conference USA Co-Pitcher of the Week honors Monday in a release by the league office in Irving, Texas.
Fisk, a 6-foot-2 righthander, threw the school's first complete-game shutout since May 11, 2012, with a 2-0 blanking of Tulane on Sunday. It was also the first two-hit, complete-game for a Golden Eagle since Barry Bowden defeated Louisiana-Lafayette, 6-0, Feb. 29, 2008.
Fisk allowed just two singles in the contest while posting his third win of the season. The second single came to start the sixth inning. After a walk to the next batter in that frame, Fisk retired the next 10 batters he faced. He finished the game throwing 103 pitches of which 65 were for strikes. Fisk enticed Tulane to swing at the first pitch of an at bat eight times and the second pitch six times.
For the season, Fisk has registered a 3-1 record in five starts with a 1.50 earned run average. He has fanned 25 and walked just 12 over 30 innings of work, while allowing just 23 hits with opponents hitting only .209 against him. This is his first C-USA weekly award and second for the Golden Eagles in 2013.
Fisk shares the pitching honors with Marshall junior right-handed pitcher Aaron Blair, while Memphis junior second baseman Zach Willis collected the C-USA Hitter of the Week award.
The Golden Eagles (13-17) return to action with a pair of midweek contests against the University of New Orleans. Southern Miss travels to Wesley Barrow Stadium in New Orleans on Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m., start and then entertains UNO on Wednesday at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field beginning at 6 p.m.