Iowa pitcher Brady Schanuel breaks down his dominant outing. Dargan Southard/Hawk Central
Iowa right-hander Brady Schanuel has been named the Big Ten co-pitcher of the week, the league announced Monday afternoon.
Schanuel was dominant in Friday’s 5-1 win over Indiana, tossing seven shutout innings with just one hit surrendered. He also struck out 11, the most for any Iowa pitcher in a game since 2004.
After a preseason rotator cuff issue, Schanuel has found his footing in his first season in Iowa City. The Parkland College transfer and Saturday starter is 4-2 with a 2.48 ERA in six starts, owning 36 strikeouts over 29 innings. He shared Monday’s award with Maryland’s Hunter Parsons.
Iowa (13-8) returns to action at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday against Bradley at Duane Banks Field. The Hawkeyes will then head to Illinois over the weekend.
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