Matt Olson Named UMAC Pitcher of the Week
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Martin Luther College sophomore Matt Olson was named UMAC Pitcher of the Week in baseball for his performance last week at UM-Morris.
Olson threw a three-hit shutout of the Cougars in Saturday's 8-0 win, allowing only three walks while striking out seven in nine innings to help the Knights win the three-game series 2-1.
Olson also had a big week at the plate, hitting .455 with ten hits, four runs, seven runs batted and six stolen bases in six games.
This season, Olson ranks second on the Knights in strikeouts (32), third in ERA (2.30) and innings pitched (31.1), and has allowed opponents to hit just .198 with five extra base hits against him.
Olson and the Knights are scheduled to return to action on Friday, May 2, when they play Northwestern at 7 p.m.