New York, N.Y. — Bluejay senior Ryan Tapani was named the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week on Monday, April 30.
The Creighton ace took care of business on Friday night as he allowed no runs to score during eight innings of work. Tapani had nine strikeouts in the 8-0 win, allowing eight hits with just one walk. After working out of trouble in the first few innings, Tapani returned 15 of the last 19 batters he faced. He left the game having thrown an impressive 111 pitches. Tapani’s toughest test came in the third inning as he worked around consecutive one-out singles with back-to-back strikeouts.
Tapani and the rest of the Bluejays return to action on Friday, May 4 as Creighton hosts Seton Hall in the first of a three-game series on Friday at 7:30 pm.