Razo Named Valley Pitcher of the Week

April 8, 2013

NORMAL, Ill. - Following a dazzling performance Friday night at Duffy Bass Field, Illinois State senior right-hander Chris Razo was named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week, as announced Monday by the Valley offices in St. Louis, Mo.

Razo fired his first-career complete game, striking out a career-high 10 as Illinois State defeated Missouri State ace Nick Petree, 2-1. Razo walked four and allowed just one hit, snapping a two-game Redbird losing streak and setting the tone for ISU's series-win versus the Bears. Razo, who opened the season 4-4 in save chances as the Redbird closer, has made three starts in 2013, earning two victories and a no-decision.

Illinois State returns to action Tuesday night, when the Redbirds host in-state foe Northern Illinois. First pitch is slated for 6:00 p.m.

GoRedbirds.com: Your online source for Illinois State Athletics, tickets, TRC gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.