Baseball: Owls Hovermill Picks Up Second Pitcher of the Week Award

Baseball: Owls Hovermill Picks Up Second Pitcher of the Week Award

LARGO, Md. -- Michael Hovermill, Jr. (Poughkeepsie, N.Y./Spackenkill), a member of the Prince George's Community College baseball team, was named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Pitcher of the Week for the week of Apr. 24-30. It is second time this season the freshman has received the top pitcher in the nation award, having garnered recognition for the week of March 27-April 2.

Hovermill, a right-handed pitcher, tossed a four-hit complete-game shutout with nine strikeouts and two walks in a 3-0 win against Westmoreland County Community College on April 29, giving the freshman his team-leading sixth win on the mound this season.

Earlier this season, Hovermill pitched a nine inning complete-game gem in a 7-1 win against Anne Arundel Community College (March 28), allowing one run on four hits with one walk and 11 strikeouts on 117 pitches to earn the recognition for the week of March 27-April 2.

Since that start against Anne Arundel, Hovermill is 6-0 with a 0.55 ERA, 32 strikeouts and seven walks in six appearances, including three starts. For the year, the freshman is 6-0 with 35 strikeouts and a 1.83 ERA in 39.1 innings pitched.

The Owls have won 11 of their last 15 games and 18 of their last 25 contests. Prince George's, who has won 20 games for the first time under head coach Buddy Foster, is 28-12-1 on the year, including 12-11-1 against Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference opponents. The Largo team is 14-7-1 against Division II programs and 9-1 against Division III opponents this season.