March 1, 2000
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Notre Dame senior righthander Scott Cavey (Omaha, Neb.) has been named co-BIG EAST Conference pitcher of the week in the first awards of the 2000 season, after allowing just one hit in six innings of a 6-0 win over Air Force on Feb. 24.
Cavey-who shared the award with Rutgers junior righthander Jim Wilson-turned in a 78-pitch outing that included six strikeouts and eight groundouts, with one hit and one walk allowed during his 20 batters faced (the game was seven innings and opened the Service Academies Classic, at USA Baseball Stadium in Millington, Tenn.). The lanky righthander retired the final 10 batters he faced, after yielding a two-out double to leadoff hitter Brian LaBasco in the third inning.
Air Force’s best scoring chance came in the second inning, when cleanup hitter Geremy Goldsberry drew a full-count walk before moving up on a pair of groundouts. But Cavey struck out Ryan Carville to end the inning.
LaBasco could have managed a triple on his two-out hit in the third inning, but he stumbled prior to touching the first-base bag. Cavey then struck out Brendan Shannon on four pitches and the Falcons managed no more baserunners the rest of the way.
Cavey boosted his career record to 10-1, with a 3.64 career ERA, 83 strikeouts and 20 walks in 101 and one-third innings pitched. He has averaged just 1.78 walks per nine innings during his career, with a 4.15 career strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Cavey’s last 11 appearances include a 7-0 record, a 2.49 ERA, 44 strikeouts and just five walks in 54.1 innings. During that span, he owns an 8.8 K-to-walk ratio and has averaged just 0.83 walks per nine innings.