Sears Tabbed Big Ten Pitcher of the Week

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Senior Brett Sears has been named the Big Ten’s Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.

Sears improved to 6-0 on the season after dealing a two-hit complete-game shutout in a 3-0 win vs. Ohio State on Friday. The two hits are the fewest allowed in a complete game by an NU pitcher since Matt Waldron against Michigan State in 2019.

The Westphalia, Iowa, native faced one batter over the minimum and punched out a career-high 10 hitters without issuing a free pass, his fourth outing this season with seven-plus strikeouts and zero walks.

It also marked Sears’ seventh consecutive quality start, which is the longest streak by a Husker hurler since Aaron Marsden in 2002.