Axl Parra Named Heart Pitcher of the Week
Axl Parra was named the Heart of America Pitcher of the Week for the second time this spring following his stellar performance on the mound last week.
Parra was named Heart Pitcher of the Week for the week of March 12 through 18. This is his second time earning Pitcher of the Week honors, having earned it for the first time the week of Feb. 5-11. Parra pitched in one of the Yellowjackets four games of the week, helping Graceland split a two-game series with Avila University.
Parra pitched a complete game in his lone appearance of the week. The start marked his fourth complete game of the year along with his fourth win of the year. Parra was dominant throughout the game. He struck out five of the first seven batters he faced. His lone blemish was in the top of the third, when he gave up a two-run home run. He finished the game with 15 strikeouts - a new school record - three hits and no walks.
On the year, he has compiled 39 innings of work to go along with 63 strikeouts. He has allowed only five earned runs all year for a 1.15 ERA.