Potter Receives Division I Independent Pitching Honor

April 18, 2006

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis left-hander Michael Potter, who gave up just three hits in 6-1/3 innings during the Aggies' 2-1 upset at then top-ranked Cal State Fullerton last Thursday, was named the NCAA Division I Independent Co-Pitcher of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday.

Potter, who also tied a school record by notching his 23rd career win, struck out six batters and walked only three before being relieved in the seventh inning. He gave up just one run against the Titans and at one point retired eight straight batters, helping lead UC Davis to the win.

Cal State Fullerton had entered the game as the No. 1 team according to Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and USA Today Coaches.

Potter is now tied for most career wins with Luke Steidlmayer (2000-02) and Steve Brown (1975-78). He shared the Division I Independent honor this week with Dane Mason of Texas-Pan American.

Potter was also honored by the College Baseball Foundation on its "National Honor Roll Players of the Week", recognizing the country's top performances as nominated by conference and university baseball media contacts.

UC Davis, which lost 8-2 at Cal on Tuesday, returns to action with a three-game homestand against Long Beach State this weekend.