Louisville baseball starting pitcher Reid Detmers was named the Midseason Top Pitcher on Thursday by D1Baseball.

The honor comes one day after garnering the same recognition from Perfect Game.

Detmers is 5-1 this season working as Louisville’s Friday night starter, holding an ACC-leading 0.92 ERA. The sophomore is second nationally with 76 strikeouts and has walked just eight batters in 48.2 innings.

Of his seven starts in 2019, three have ended with a career high in strikeouts. Detmers worked seven hitless innings with a then-career best 11 strikeouts against Brown on Feb. 22. His next start out against James Madison, he once again carried a no-hitter through seven innings, finishing with 14 punchouts on the night.

Following victories over Boston College and Duke, Detmers set the Jim Patterson Stadium record striking out 16 Georgia Tech hitters over 7.2 innings on March 22. Last weekend, the lefty gave up just one run in 7.1 innings against Wake Forest while tallying double digit strikeouts for the fifth time on the year.

The Louisville pitching staff leads the ACC and ranks in the top 10 in the country in ERA (2.82), hits allowed per nine innings (6.55), strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.17) and WHIP (1.08).

Detmers will take the ball on Friday night to open up the weekend series at Clemson. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., ET at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

Stephen WilliamsAssistant Sports Information DirectorUniversity of Louisville Athletics

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