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Turocy earns honor

By mrasor Published: May 21, 2007

Baseball
After a complete-game four hitter against Miami on Thursday, Frank Turocy is the MAC East Pitcher of the Week.
With a team ERA of 6.08 -- nearly a run higher than the opposition -- pitching was the team's weakness this year. The Zips' rotation should be stronger next season, despite the loss of seniors Billy McKinney and Pat Gliha.
Turocy, Zach Yike and Steven Zemanek -- all underclassmen -- should be anchors of the rotation for the next two years. Assuming he doesn't leave for pro baseball, Tom Farmer will return from injury as the team's ace -- and perhaps the MAC's best pitcher.
As far as the offense goes, Charlie Lenhard is the only senior. Kurt Davidson must be a preseason player of the year candidate.
I'm not very high on Pat Bangston's first two years as coach, but there's no arguing the team's record improved eight games in his second season.

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