Mason Philley, a sophomore left-handed pitcher at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was named Great American Conference Pitcher of the Week after striking out 15 Friday to pick up his first win of the season against East Central, according to a news release from the GAC.

Philley’s 15 strikeouts rank as the third-best total in Division II this season and the most by a GAC pitcher against a conference opponent in league history.

Philley racked up the 15 strikeouts in just six innings of work in the Weevils’ 8-1 win. The last eight outs he recorded came via the strikeout.

UAM is in action Friday and Saturday for a three-game series at Harding. First pitch Friday is set for 6 p.m.