RIVERSIDE — It was fitting, perhaps, that UC Irvine junior ace Matt Summers kept posting zeroes during his complete-game two-hitter in a 12-0 thumping of host UC Riverside that opened a three-game Big West Conference series Friday night.
Some believe Summers, who tied his career high with 10 strikeouts and threw 92 pitches in the Anteaters' first complete game of the season, continued to add to a now-consistent body of work that may help add a zero or two to a professional contract that looms after his selection in the June draft.
"I think he was spectacular," said UCI Coach Mike Gillespie, who has coached a few early-round picks in his 24 seasons as a Division I head coach, the first 20 at USC. "I think he made himself some money again. That's sort of back-to-back-to back [performances] that seem to be adding to his bank account.