Fresno Pacific's Tanner Irwin named PacWest pitcher of the week

Fresno Pacific junior right-hander Tanner Irwin was named the Pacific West Conference pitcher of the week Monday after working a combined 41/3 scoreless innings as the Sunbirds took three of four games against No. 25 Point Loma last weekend.

Irwin, formerly of Hanford West High, pitched three innings while striking out five to earn the save in Fresno Pacific’s 7-2 win in the opener. He pitched 11/3 innings with three strikeouts during Fresno Pacific’s 5-4 loss in the finale.

The Sunbirds (27-15, 15-13) host Holy Names this weekend in its final PacWest series of the season. The first of two doubleheaders is set for 4 p.m. Friday.