Scott Pugliese named NSIC Co-Pitcher of the Week
Monday, May 5, 2003
MAY 5, 2003
Minneapolis, Minn. - Bemidji State junior pitcher Scott Pugliese has been named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 5, the NSIC office announced today.

Pugliese was 2-0 in two appearances for Bemidji State last week, posting the first two victories of his BSU career after a hard-luck 0-7 start to the season. He posted a win in one inning of relief against St. Cloud State on April 30, then dominated Concordia-St. Paul in a six-inning start on May 2.

Pugliese allowed two unearned runs in one inning of work in the April 30 win over St. Cloud State. Then against Concordia on May 2, Pugliese led BSU to a 1-0 shutout win. In 6.0 innings of work, Pugliese allowed just three hits, struck out six and walked none.

It is Pugliese’s first career NSIC weekly honor. He shared the award with Winona State’s Josh Schultz, who threw a complete-game four-hit shutout of Northern State.

Pugliese is the third BSU player to win NSIC weekly honors this season. Brian Beuning was named Co-Pitcher of the Week on April 8, and Tony Klaers earned Co-Player of the Week honors on April 22.

Bemidji State finished its 2003 baseball campaign last weekend by splitting a four-game series with Concordia-St. Paul. The Beavers ended the season with a 15-27 overall record, an even 11-11 in NSIC play. The 2003 Beavers played 40 or more games for just the ninth time in school history, with the team’s 42 games tied for seventh-most in a season in school history. in addition, the team was one of just seven in school history to win 10 or more conference games. The team’s 11 NSIC wins under first-year head coach Chris Brown marked the program’s second-most ever under a rookie head coach.