Connor Flanagan's performance against UT Permian Basin over the weekend was recognized by the Lone Star Conference and the junior pitcher was named the conference's Pitcher of the Week.
Flanagan was huge out of the bullpen in Tarleton's thrilling comeback win over UT Permian Basin on Monday afternoon to complete a four-game sweep and hold on to sole possession of second place in the Lone Star Conference. After falling behind 9-2 in the third, Flanagan came out of the bullpen to get the final out of the Falcons' seven-run third inning and stopped the bleeding while giving his offense time to rally. He got a swinging strikeout to end the scoring for the Falcons in the third and then shut down UT Permian Basin over the next three innings while racking up a career-high seven strikeouts to earn his second win of the season. His 3.1 innings and seven strikeouts were both career highs.
This performance followed up a Friday night appearance where he came on out of the bullpen to get the final two outs of the eighth inning and bridge the gap to the closer for the final three outs. For the week, Flanagan threw 4.0 innings of scoreless relief, scattering four hits and a walk and striking out seven.
It's the first career LSC weekly award for Flanagan, who is 2-0 on the season with a team-leading 2.18 ERA in 20.2 innings.
Flanagan and the Texans return home for a pivotal four-game series against LSC-leading West Texas A&M on April 20-22.