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Louisville’s Reid Detmers named Perfect Game Midseason Pitcher of the Year

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The young man has been throwing peas all season long.

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As the regular season passes its midpoint, Louisville baseball starting pitcher Reid Detmers was named the Midseason Pitcher of the Year by Perfect Game on Wednesday.

Other midseason award selections included Arizona State’s Hunter Bishop as the Player of the Year, Mississippi State’s JT Ginn the Freshman of the Year and UCLA’s John Savage the Coach of the Year.

Detmers has been dominant through seven starts this season, holding a 5-1 record with an ACC-best 0.92 ERA. The southpaw ranks second in the country with 76 strikeouts and has walked just eight batters in 48.2 innings.

Of his seven starts in 2019, three have ended with a career high in strikeouts. Detmers worked seven hitless innings with a then-career best 11 strikeouts against Brown on Feb. 22. His next start out against James Madison, he once again carried a no-hitter through seven innings, finishing with 14 punchouts on the night.

Following victories over Boston College and Duke, Detmers set the Jim Patterson Stadium record striking out 16 Georgia Tech hitters over 7.2 innings on March 22. Last weekend, the lefty gave up just one run in 7.1 innings against Wake Forest while tallying double digit strikeouts for the fifth time on the year.

Detmers currently heads up a Louisville pitching staff that leads the ACC and ranks in the top 10 in the country in ERA (2.82), hits allowed per nine innings (6.55), strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.17) and WHIP (1.08).