Anstine Earns 2nd GAC Weekly Honor

Arkansas Tech pitcher Zak Anstine has received a weekly baseball award from the Great American Conference for the second time in the last three weeks.

Anstine (photographed) was named GAC co-pitcher of the week by the league office on Tuesday. He shared the award with Ouachita Baptist’s Davis Ward and Arkansas-Monticello’s Chris Guzman.

A right-hander from Holden, Mo., Anstine threw a two-hit shutout in the Wonder Boys’ 1-0 win over East Central University on Sunday. The victory allowed Arkansas Tech to complete a three-game sweep of the Tigers.

It was Anstine’s first shutout of the season and the second complete-game shutout by a Wonder Boy pitcher this season. Tech’s Aaron Luchterhand tossed a five-hit shutout against Northeastern State on Feb. 24.

Anstine was previously named GAC pitcher of the week on April 10. He earned that award in recognition of a nine strikeout performance against Arkansas-Monticello in a 7-1 win on April 7.

Over his last three starts, Anstine is 3-0 with a 0.85 earned run average. He has allowed just eight base hits over his last 21 innings of work. Anstine has recorded 18 strikeouts during his three-game winning streak.

For the season, Anstine is 6-0 with a 3.73 ERA.

The Wonder Boys will play their final home game of the 2012 season tonight (Tuesday, April 24).

Arkansas Tech (24-22) and Harding (24-21) will play a non-conference contest beginning at 6 p.m. Admission to Tech Field will be free.

Click here to access live statistics from the game courtesy of the Arkansas Tech Sports Information Department.

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