Jackson, Tenn. -Bethel's Gary Ward has been named the TranSouth Conference Pitcher of the Week for the fourth time this season. Ward, a 6-foot junior from Chesapeake, Va., was 1-0 on the week. He tossed a complete game, two-hit shutout in a 3-0 win over Blue Mountain (Miss.). Ward racked up 12 strikeouts and walked just one in his seven innings of work. Ward currently ranks No. 1 in the NAIA with 13.2 strikeouts per nine innings. He has 107 total strikeouts on the year and has a record of 8-0. Bethel is 29-18 overall and 14-7 in league play.
This coming Thursday and Friday, April 26-27 will be the final regular season games of the year for the TranSouth. The 2012 TranSouth Championships will begin Monday, April 30 and will be played at Fesmire Field on the campus of Union University. The tournament will run through Thursday, May 3.