SGU’s Oxner named NAIA National Player of the Week

St. Gregory's pitcher Matt Oxner, photo courtesy SGU Sports Info.

St. Gregory's pitcher Matt Oxner, photo courtesy SGU Sports Info.

SGU Sports
Tanner Shoemaker, Sports Information Director

SHAWNEE –  Matt Oxner (JR/San Jose, Calif.), of St. Gregory’s University’s baseball team, has been named the NAIA National Baseball Pitcher of the Week.

Oxner delivered a nine-inning, complete-game gem in a 2-1 victory over No. 1 Oklahoma City University. He struck out eight, allowed eight hits and one earned run to improve to 7-2 on the year.

The win over Oklahoma City, was the Cavs first win against a No. 1 team since April 2002, when they took down OCU.

This was also the Cavs first time beating the Stars since that game in 2002. Oxner’s performance gave the Cavs the momentum and confidence it needed to take down the nation’s top dog for a second game in a row, when they beat the Stars 3-2, in the first game of the double-header.