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UCI's Thurman honored

Pitcher struck out a career-high 11 in win over Nebraska.

March 21, 2013

UC Irvine junior Andrew Thurman was named Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week after tossing his fifth career complete game against Nebraska on Friday.

Thurman struck out a career-high 11 and held the Huskers to five hits while walking one in the 2-1 nonconference victory.

Thurman protected an early 2-0 lead, working out of a first and third, one-out jam in the fourth and then handling a come-backer to start the game-ending double-play in the ninth.

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After giving up a lead-off double in the sixth, Thurman set down nine straight before allowing a single to lead off the ninth inning.

Nebraska's run was unearned.

Thurman is 2-2 with a 2.38 earned-run average with 31 strikeouts in 34 innings. Opponents are hitting .225 against him.

The Anteaters (14-4) are idle this week due to finals and return to action March 26 at Cal State Bakersfield.

— From staff reports

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