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Matt Custred Named MVP of All-Star Game
LUBBOCK, Texas (Texas Tech Press Release) – Texas Tech sophomore right-handed pitcher Matt Custred (Keller, Texas) was named the California Collegiate League All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Wednesday evening night at the sixth-annual event at the MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif.
Custred, who pitches for the CCL South Division first-place Los Angeles Brewers, threw three innings for the North Team while allowing just one run on three hits with four strikeouts and a walk. The game ended 4-4 following 11 innings of competition.
Custred ranks among league leaders with seven appearances with a 1.80 ERA in 10 innings pitched with 12 strikeouts and five walks.
Custred and the Brewers lead the South Division with a 14-6 league record and own an 18-6 overall record this summer.
Custred has made 11 career appearances with the Red Raiders, including one start as a freshman in 2013. He has a career 1-2 record with 15 innings pitched and 17 strikeouts.
Another Red Raider participated in the CCL All-Star Game as sophomore right-handed pitcher Matt Withrow pitched for the South Team while pitching a scoreless inning with two strikeouts and a walk while not allowing a base hit. Withrow pitches for the Santa Barbara Foresters, who currently have the top record in the CCL with a Central-Division leading 24-5 record and 29-7 overall mark this summer.