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Levy Named A-10 Pitcher of the Week

by | Feb 24, 2020 | Sports

Davidson’s Gabe Levy (photo from the 2019 season)

 

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Davidson’s Gabe Levy is this week’s Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.

The honor is the first for the sophomore right-hander from Seattle, after he earned A-10 All-Rookie Team honors last year.

Levy has transitioned into the Wildcats’ Friday starter after serving primarily as the closer last season. As a freshman, he recorded 11 saves, which ranked second in the A-10 and second nationally among freshmen.

“Gabe has been excellent his first two starts,” said head coach Rucker Taylor. “I’m happy for him to receive this recognition. He puts a lot into his preparation, and this award is a nice recognition of his efforts. Zach Nussbaum has done a great job catching him, and we’ve played good defense behind Gabe.”

This past weekend, Levy threw seven shutout innings in a 5-0 win over Georgetown. He struck out nine and allowed just three hits.

“Very excited for Gabe to receive this honor,” said pitching coach Parker Bangs. “He really worked hard fine-tuning his craft in the offseason and has been a huge part of the team’s great start to the season.”

To date, Levy is 2-0 with 19 strikeouts in 14 innings, while holding opposing batters to a .157 average. He has allowed eight hits and walked two, and the only runs to score against him were unearned.

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