May 16, 2011
GREENSBORO, NC. – Sophomore Buck Farmer was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week after winning a pair of starts over Illinois-Chicago and ninth-ranked North Carolina, the conference office announced Monday. Farmer shares the honor with Virginia’s Tyler Wilson.
Farmer won both of his starts over Illinois-Chicago and No. 9 North Carolina, allowing just one run (0.60 ERA) in 15 innings pitched on the week. Farmer yielded the one run over seven innings in a victory over the Flames on Monday, before scattering just four hits over eight shutout innings to lead the Jackets to a huge series victory in a 3-0 win over the Tar Heels on Sunday.
The Conyers, Ga. native had seven strikeouts on the day, including an inning-ending sit down in four of the eight frames. He allowed just one runner to advance past second base all game. Farmer combined with closer Luke Bard for the shutout, making it the first time the Tar Heels had been blanked all season. He has seven victories in conference play, the most of any pitcher in the ACC.
Wilson dominated No. 16 Miami as the No. 1 Cavaliers earned a key ACC 3-2 win in a battle of ranked teams on Saturday. He tied career highs in innings (7.2) and strikeouts (11) and allowed just two base-runners and no runs before departing in the eighth inning. Wilson retired the first 17 Hurricane batters of the contest before surrendering a two-out hit to Shane Rowland in the sixth inning to break up the perfect game. The Midlothian, Va. senior’s solid outing allowed the Cavaliers to even the series, which they eventually won with another one-run victory on Sunday.
The eighth-ranked Jackets will return to action on Tuesday, hosting East Tennessee State to close out the home portion of the regular season schedule.