March 13, 2006
(San Francisco, CA) - Senior right-handed pitcher Patrick McGuigan was named the WCC pitcher of the week (3/6-3/12) after two stellar performances on Wednesday and Saturday.
In just his sixth career start, the Honolulu, HI native tossed a complete game shutout masterpiece against Georgetown on Saturday at Benedetti Diamond. From the start, the Dons all-time saves leader was nearly untouchable, allowing just two hits - both singles- and struck out a career-high 12 in his second complete game of the season. His previous career high in strikeouts was seven, set earlier this year against Southern Utah (2/17). McGuigan allowed just one Hoya to reach second base and did not issue a walk in the game, throwing 116 pitches, 81 for strikes. He had three particularly masterful stretches in which he retired seven, nine, and eight batters in a row, respectively.
McGuigan also put on a clinic in a Wednesday relief appearance at Fresno State, going 1.2 innings, allowing no runs off one hit and struck out two without issuing a walk. For the week, the senior tossed 10.2 innings, allowing no runs off three hits and struck out 14 without issuing a single walk. Opposing hitters hit a microscopic .081 against him.
Patrick McGuigan is now tied for 8th in career victories with 13 (Jim Ross 74-76)
McGuigan's 12 strikeouts are tied for third most by a Don in a single game with Nick Pereira (04-05). Pereira struck out 12 in a game against Santa Clara. Pereira also holds the second most strikeouts in a game with 13, also against Santa Clara (3/24/05). The all-time leader, with 16, is USF Hall of Famer Con Dempsey, who accomplished the feat in a game against Saint Mary's in 1946.
Univ. San FranciscoBaseballIndividual Game-by-Game for Univ. SanFrancisco (as of Mar 12, 2006)
#20 McGuigan, Patrick - 2 appearances
Date OpponentIP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR WP BK HBP IBBScore W-L SV ERA
Mar 08, 2006 at Fresno State1.2 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 02-5 0-0 0 0.00
Mar 11, 2006 Georgetown9.0 2 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 05-0 1-0 0 0.00
Totals10.2 3 1 0 0 14 1 0 0 1 0 1 07-5 1-0 0 0.00