Junior hurler Luke Massetti named Big West Pitcher of the Week
April 25, 2005
IRVINE, Calif. - Pacific junior pitcher Luke Massetti (Modesto, Calif.) has been honored as the Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week for the week of Apr. 25 - May 2.
Luke Massetti lifted the Tigers to their first win over a top-10 team in over a decade with his eight-inning performance against No. 9 Long Beach State on Friday, Apr. 22 as Pacific defeated the 49ers 5-1. The 6-4 junior right-hander struck out seven and allowed just one run on four hits in his eight innings of work to out duel Long Beach State's Cesar Ramos, who entered the matchup with a 1.54 ERA. The only mistake Massetti made in the game came in the second inning as he surrendered a solo home run to Evan Longoria. Massetti's best effort of the game came in the fifth inning, as with runners on first and third, Massetti sidestepped trouble with back-to-back strikeouts to get out of the inning and keep the score locked 1-1.
On the season, Massetti improved to 5-5 with his victory over Long Beach State. His season ERA is 4.35.
Pacific is currently 18-24 on the season and 4-8 in the Big West Conference. Massetti and the Tigers are back in action this weekend in a three game series with UC Riverside. Massetti is expected to pitch in the first game of the series.