Clemson pitcher earns ACC Pitcher of the Week
Krall allowed just one run in a complete game effort Sunday against NC State
Wake Forest’s Nate Mondou has been voted the ACC Baseball Player of the Week, while Clemson’s Pat Krall was selected as Pitcher of the Week.
ACC weekly honors are determined by a vote of a select media panel. This is the second award this season for Krall and first career award for Mondou.
Mondou went 10-for-15 (.667) in the series at Boston College, driving in eight runs and scoring three times. The junior second baseman from Lake Tapps, Washington, posted his first career five-hit game in an 8-6 win on Friday and hit his first career grand slam on Saturday to tie the game in the eighth inning. Mondou is hitting .550 with six doubles during his active nine-game hitting streak.
Krall allowed just eight hits and one run (0.56 ERA) with 13 strikeouts in 16.0 innings pitched to earn two wins over two top-10 teams this past week, both in series-clinching victories. On Monday, he tossed 7.0 innings in relief against No. 5 Florida State, allowing just three hits, no runs and one walk with eight strikeouts in Clemson's 7-3 win. In his first career start on Sunday, he gave up just five hits, one run and three walks with five strikeouts in 9.0 innings pitched to earn the win in the Tigers' 2-1 walk-off victory over No. 9 NC State. Both Florida State and NC State were batting over .300 entering the games, while the two teams had combined for 31 runs against the Tigers in the previous two games. He became the first Tiger since 2000 to register wins over two different top-10 teams in one week. On the season, he is 8-1 with two saves, an 0.73 ERA, a .184 opponents' batting average and 51 strikeouts against 14 walks in 61.2 innings pitched over 21 appearances.