College of Charleston's Eric Bauer named national pitcher of week

College of Charleston pitcher Eric Bauer. (Photo provided)

College of Charleston sophomore left-handed pitcher Eric Bauer has been named the Louisville Slugger National Pitcher of the Week, the Collegiate Baseball newspaper announced Monday.

Bauer, who was also named the CAA pitcher of the week, set a school record with a 10-inning relief performance in the Cougars' 23-inning, 3-2 win over William & Mary on Friday night. The game tied for the second-longest contest in NCAA baseball history.

Bauer picked up his fifth win of the season after entering the game in the 14th inning. He went the rest of the way, scattering five hits while striking out five batters with no walks.

Bauer also pitched an inning of relief in Charleston's 11-10 win in 12 innings last Tuesday against Coastal Carolina. On the season, he sports a 5-2 record with a 2.11 ERA.

This award marks Bauer's first national honor and his second CAA pitcher of the week award this season.