Arizona’s James Farris is the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Weekby Anthony Gimino on Feb. 19, 2013, under Sports
Arizona Wildcats junior right-hander James Farris has won the first Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week award of the season.
Farris allowed one run and two hits in eight innings Saturday in a 14-1 victory over Coppin State. He struck out eight and walked none, retiring the final 15 batters he faced.
Farris is moving up this season from third to second in the rotation behind junior Konner Wade.
Farris picked up right where he left off last season.
He went 1-0 with a 1.62 ERA in two postseason starts, including the clinching game of the championship series at College World Series. He allowed one run and two hits in 7 2/3 innings against South Carolina, picking up a no-decision as the Wildcats rallied in the top of the ninth to win.
Farris, who was 7-3 with a 3.97 ERA last season, is expected to make his next start Saturday against San Jose State at Hi Corbett Field at 4 p.m.