ST. LOUIS, Missouri – - Wichita State reliver Brandon Peterson was named newcomer of the year Monday on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Conference Baseball Team.
Peterson led the MVC with nine saves this season. In 24 games, Peterson carried a 1.24 Earned Run Average. Peterson struck 39 batters in 36.1 innings on the mound. Peterson was 3 and 1 on the year giving up 10 earned runs.
Preston Springer won the same award for the Shockers in 2010.
WSU opens Missouri Valley Conference post season play Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 against Southern Illinois. The tournament is be hosted by Illinois State.