SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento State baseball's pitcher Tanner Dalton was named the Western Athletic Conference's Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive week, the conference announced Monday morning.
Dalton made three appearances last week for the Hornets and was nearly perfect out of the bullpen, throwing five hitless innings while picking up three saves in three opportunities.
In a non-conference game at California, the junior right-hander threw two no-hit innings to earn the save in a 4-1 win over the Bears. In Friday's 5-2 win on the road at UT Rio Grande Valley, he struck out three of the five hitters he faced to earn the save before returning to the hill on Sunday, striking out two over two no-hit innings to earn his third save of the week and ninth of the season.
His nine saves lead the team and are the most by a Hornets pitcher since Tyler Beardsley recorded 11 in 2016. Dalton leads the team in appearances (22), ERA (1.59), and batting average against (.184).
Dalton has won the WAC's Pitcher of the Week award in back-to-back weeks, becoming the first Hornets player to do so since Justin Dillon won in consecutive weeks last season (February 27 and March 6).