SPECIAL to KBEC Sports
NATCHITOCHES – Levi David turned in his most dominant start in a Northwestern State uniform on Saturday. He then landed his first Southland Conference weekly award for the efforts.
David, a 6-foot-5 sophomore right-handed pitcher and 2017 Waxahachie graduate, earned Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week honors Monday after striking out a career-best 12 Sam Houston hitters in a win against the Bearkats on Saturday. League sports information directors make the selections for each weekly award.
The award was the first of David’s career and the first for the Demons this season and the first such award for a Demon pitcher since Logan Hofmann earned it March 3, 2020.
David’s 12 strikeouts were the most a Demon pitcher since O.J. King struck out 15 against Lamar in 2002. David’s 13.92 strikeouts per nine innings lead the Southland Conference and rank 44th nationally. His 33 strikeouts on the season are fifth in the league and 94th nationally.
David is currently 1-1 on the young season with a 3.80 ERA across 21.1 innings pitched. He boasts a 33:12 strikeout-to-walk ratio and has allowed just nine earned runs (15 total) in five appearances.
Northwestern State returns to action Friday night at 6:30 when it hosts South Alabama in the Demons’ final non-conference series of the season.