Buena Vista junior starting pitcher Jon Ringblom (Omaha, Neb./Millard North) has been tabbed as the Iowa Conference Male Athlete of the Week for the period ending March 17, 2013.
Ringblom made his second start of the season on Sunday in game one of a doubleheader at Nebraska Wesleyan. He went the distance without allowing a run on three hits and struck out a career-high 10 for his third career complete-game shutout. BVU got a run across in the sixth for the 1-0 victory.
Through two starts this season, Ringblom has now worked 12 innings, allowing just two runs and is tied for second in the league with 15 strikeouts.
It’s the first time Ringblom has earned such recognition in his career, and he becomes the first BVU pitcher to earn Pitcher of the Week accolades since James Stone did so on April 29, 2012.
Buena Vista is currently 3-2 overall and will begin its Spring Break trip this Saturday with a game against Pomona-Pitzer (15-5).
Check out photos of our student-athletes in action in the Beaver sports photo galleries.