Axl Parra Named Heart Pitcher of the Week
Axl Parra was named the Heart of America Pitcher of the Week for the third time this spring following his stellar performance on the mound last week, April 16-22.
This is his third time earning pitcher of the week honors, having earned it for the first time the week of Feb. 5-11, and the second time the week of March 12-18.
Parra pitched in one of the Yellowjackets four games over the weekend, giving Graceland their lone win (1-0) in the series against Mount Mercy University.
Parra pitched a complete game in his lone appearance of the week. The start marked his fifth complete game of the year along with his fifth win of the year. Parra was dominant throughout the game. He struck out 11 batters in the inning, allowed six hits and no walks.
On the year, he has compiled 54 innings of work to go along with 80 strikeouts. He has allowed only 14 earned runs all year for a 2.33 ERA.