A Fort Macleod pitcher was honoured recently by a U.S. college baseball league.
Jake Hansen was named Red River Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for April 14-20.
Hansen, a junior pitcher at Louisiana State University-Shreveport, threw three scoreless innings that paved the way for the Pilots 9-3 win in the first game against William Carey University.
The six-foot 190-pound Hansen struck out five batters and walked two while allowing just one hit to earn his fourth win of the season.
Hansen has pitched 30 innings this season for the Pilots, allowing 17 hits and eight runs with 30 strikeouts and 10 walks.
Hansen, who transfered to Louisiana State University-Shreveport from Pensacola State, has an earned run average of 1.50.
Hansen played for the F.P. Walshe Flyers and Fort Macleod Royals prior to beginning his college career.
Hansen’s teammate, Ridge Gonsoulin, was named the conference’s Player of the Week for the same period.
Gonsoulin, a senior centerfielder from New Iberia, La., was 4-for-8 at the plate as the ninth-ranked Pilots split a double-header against William Carey University.
Gonsoulin doubled and drove in a run in a victory in the opener then went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the second game as the Pilots lost 5-4.
Gonsoulin has a .350 average on the season and is second in the conference in runs scored with 42 and sixth in RBIs with 31.
The Pilots moved to 37-12 on the season and hold a 17-3 mark in conference play.