April 29, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Right-hander Alex Luna of the UAB baseball team was named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week on Monday for his performance on the mound last week against Alabama State.
Luna, a Huntsville, Ala., native, fired a three-hit complete game shutout, facing the minimum 27 batters in a 7-0 victory over Alabama State last Wednesday. It marked the first victory of the season for the righty, as he struck out a career-high 10 batters and allowed only two balls to reach outside the infield, which were two of three hits he surrendered.
Luna used 13 ground outs (including one double play), one pop up and had two base runners caught stealing in addition to the 10 punch outs to account for the 27 outs. He threw just 82 pitches, 59 for strikes, in the complete game effort.