Flagler College (Fla.) junior Mike O’Reilly, a former Shoreham-Wading River High School player, was selected as the Peach Belt Conference’s Pitcher of the Week on Monday.
O’Reilly is the second Flagler pitcher to be selected for the weekly award this season, joining Danny Brown, who earned the honor three times already this season.
O’Reilly tossed a complete-game seven-hit shutout as the Saints downed Armstrong, 6-0, on Friday. The Wading River native walked two batters and struck out nine.
O’Reilly retired the first six of seven batters he faced and allowed just five base runners to reach scoring position. He retired 12 batters on flyouts and another four on groundouts.
O’Reilly is second in the PBC in wins, complete games and innings pitched as well as being fourth in strikeouts and earned run average.
At Shoreham, O’Reilly was the 2012 winner of the Carl Yastrzemski Award as the top baseball player in Suffolk County. O’Reilly helped lead the Wildcats to back-to-back county championships. As a senior, he batted .467 with 4 home runs and 23 RBIs. His 17 doubles that year still stands as a school record.