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Sean Renzi Named MAC West Pitcher of the Week
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Central Michigan freshman Sean Renzi was named the MAC West Pitcher of the Week Sunday. Renzi threw 5.1 scoreless innings of relief in CMU's four games last week, allowing just two hits and striking out five.

MOUNT PLEASANT - Freshman reliever Sean Renzi has been named the final Mid-American Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Sunday afternoon.

Renzi (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield North) was lights out coming out of the bullpen in the Chippewas' final week of regular season play, appearing in all four games. The right hander did not allow a run in his four appearances, finishing the week with five strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched. He did not allow a single hit in the three-game series versus rival Western Michigan and pitched a perfect inning of work in the series finale to earn his first collegiate win and clinch the No. 3 seed for the Maroon and Gold in the upcoming MAC Tournament.

The freshman has thrived in his relief role, allowing just one run over his last 10 appearances - 15.1 innings pitched - for a earned run average of just 0.59. He finished MAC play 1-0 with a perfect 0.00 ERA in seven appearances, striking out nine in 7.2 innings pitched.

The Chippewas kick off the MAC Tournament Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 inside All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio when they take on No. 6 seed Eastern Michigan. CMU is seeking its third MAC Tournament title in program history and its first since 1995.