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USF's Tyler Dietrich, Peter Strzelecki honored by AAC

USF sophomore C Tyler Dietrich, among the offensive catalysts in the Bulls' weekend sweep of East Carolina, has been named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Dietrich played in two of the three contests against the Pirates, finishing 6-for-8 with three runs and five RBI. He enters Tuesday's game at No. 7 Florida hitting .298 for the season.

Junior RHP Peter Strzelecki, whose 8 1/3-inning masterpiece Sunday occurred a week after his father's funeral, made the AAC's weekly honor roll.

Strzelecki allowed one earned run on three hits, and struck out a career-best 10 in Sunday's 6-3 victory, giving the Bulls (37-10, 12-6) sole possession of first place in the conference. He retired 18 of 19 at one point in the longest outing by a USF starting pitcher this season.

As a result of the sweep, USF moved up one spot -- to No. 23 -- in the latest Baseball America top 25. The Bulls' sweep of ECU was its second against a conference foe this season, marking the first time since 2013 it has achieved two league sweeps in the same year.

[Last modified: Monday, May 8, 2017 2:39pm]


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