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McClurg wins his first A-Sun Pitcher of the Week Award

Monday, March 17, 2008

March 17, 2008

MACON, Ga. - Lipscomb's Brandon McClurg helped the Bisons to a series victory over the previously undefeated Jacksonville Dolphins.

On Monday, the Atlantic Sun Conference office honored the standout with his first career weekly award. It is the first Pitcher of the Week award for a Lipscomb arm in 2008.

McClurg, a mechanical engineering major from Hendersonville, Tenn., pitched seven scoreless innings in his first start of the season as the Bisons won 10-0 over Jacksonville on Saturday, the second of two wins in the three-game series. The losses were the first for Jacksonville in the A-Sun this season. The junior struck out nine and surrendered just three hits in the victory.

The Atlantic Sun Conference is a 12-member league committed to Building Winners for Life, with a focus on academic and athletic integrity and a balance between the two for the student-athlete, and maintaining a high level of sportsmanship. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun encompasses six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun consists of some of the most dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Gardner-Webb University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.