Cal Baptist pitcher honored

For the second time this season, Cal Baptist senior Jon Bengard has been named Pac West Conference Pitcher of the Week. hHe is honored this time for his showing the week of  April 15-21.

In his lone start of the week, Bengard was stellar in a 5-1 win over No. 15 Grand Canyon. He went the distance for the third time this year, striking out a career-high 11 batters and allowing just one run. It was his fourth straight start allowing one run or less.

This season, Bengard, the reigning PacWest Pitcher of the Year, is 9-0 with a 1.76 ERA and 85 strikeouts in 81.2 innings. He leads the PacWest in wins, ERA and strikeouts.

The Lancers (28-14, 21-7) are just one game behind Grand Canyon in the race for the conference title with eight games to play. CBU travels to Dixie State for a four game set this weekend.