RSC Sports Information
FLORENCE, Ky. - University of Rio Grande senior Trent Downs tossed a three-hit shutout to pick up River States Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week for April 17-23.
Downs, a right-hander from Chillicothe, Ohio, shut out Midway on three hits during a complete game last weekend. Downs struck out seven and walked two during the 2-0 win.
The victory helped the RedStorm win the series, 3-1, over the Eagles and clinch at least third place in the RSC standings with one week to go. Rio Grande is just 1.5 games in back of first place with four games left.
For the year, Downs is 8-2 with a 2.82 ERA in a team-high 67.0 innings. The RedStorm (29-17-1, 20-7-1 RSC) finishes up the conference schedule this weekend at Asbury.