The Philadelphia Big 5 announced its weekly baseball honor roll on Tuesday morning and for the first time this season, a Temple product has been recognized, Junior left-handed pitcher Dan Moller
has been named a Co-Pitcher of the Week along with Saint Joseph's Alex Pracher. The Hawks had a sweep of the awards, as freshman outfielder Ryan Pater was tabbed the Big 5's Player of the Week.
In the series opener against Dayton on Friday afternoon, Moller pitched a gem and had the best game of his Temple career.
In less than two hours and having thrown less than 100 pitches, the Schnecksville, Pa. native faced just three batters over the minimum and pitched the Owls first complete game of the season, as Temple took game one of the three-game set, winning by a count of 3-1.
Moller did not walk a batter and surrendered just three hits. The only run he coughed up was unearned. Through the first 3.2 innings of the ballgame, he faced the minimum, as he retired 10 of the first 11 hitters he faced.
What was most impressive is that the victory for Moller was his first in over three years and he became the only pitcher on the current staff to have thrown a complete game during their career at Temple.
Moller will have the ball for the Owls on Thursday afternoon when his team heads to Olean, N.Y. to take on St. Bonaventure for another pivotal Atlantic 10 weekend series.