Levine Named Final UAA Pitcher of the Week

Levine Named Final UAA Pitcher of the Week

Case Western Reserve University sophomore Matt Levine was named the final University Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week, following his outstanding performance during the Spartans' 11-0 win over the University of Rochester at the NCAA Division III Regionals in Wooster, Ohio on Saturday.

This was the fourth time this season that Levine has been selected as the UAA's Pitcher of the Week, and the sixth time over his career.

Levine led the Spartans to a win over Rochester in the team's second game at the Regional with a complete-game shutout.  The right-handed pitcher allowed just six hits and a walk in the game and struck out five batters, while needing just 111 pitches to go all nine innings in the game.  He allowed just two hits through the first seven innings of the game, and did not allow a runner past first base until the eighth inning of the contest. 

It marked Levine's first complete game of the year, and the second shutout of his career, as he finished the campaign with a 6-3 record and a 2.69 earned run average. 

Levine and the Spartans finished the year with a 24-15 overall record, as the team recorded its 10th-straight winning season and made the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in program history.

The following Spartans have earned weekly awards during the 2019 season:

NCBWA Division III Rookie of the Week
April 10th: Nick Denove

D3baseball.com Team of the Week
March 5th: Scott Kutschke (Relief Pitcher)
March 26th: Rocco Maue (Second Base)
April 23rd: Jake Ryan (Outfield)

UAA Athlete of the Week
February 25th: Matt Levine (Pitcher)
March 11th: Matt Levine (Pitcher)
March 18th: Samuel Neal (Hitter)
March 25th: Rocco Maue (Hitter) & Matt Levine (Pitcher)
April 8th: Nick Denove (Pitcher)
April 22nd: Jake Ryan (Hitter)
April 29th: Nick Denove (Pitcher)
May 20th: Matt Levine (Pitcher)