Kansas City, Mo. -- Missouri Southern freshman lefty Payton Walker has been named the MIAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week as announced by the league office today.
Walker, a 5-11 native of Carl Junction, came one bad hop from a no-hitter as he threw a one-hit gem at Southwest Baptist this week. The freshman went the distance, striking out five and walking just two. He allowed just two batters to reach second base and faced only 25 batters, just four over the minimum.
Walker and the Lions will be at Pittsburg State Wednesday evening in a pivotal MIAA double-header. Game one begins at 5 pm from Al Ortolani Field.