NWC Baseball Student-Athlete of the Week (Pitcher) for March 19-25

Brian Ranta
George Fox, Senior
Clackamas, Ore./Rex Putnam
Ranta threw the fourth no-hitter in Geroge Fox history in the Bruins' 1-0 first-game win over Whitman on Mar. 24. He struck out 12 in 9 innings and walked two with one out in the 5th, retiring the first 13 batters of the game and the last 14 in a row. He recorded 10 outs on ground balls, and there were no difficult plays behind him. The Bruins won the game in the last of the 9th when Taylor Hunter was hit by a pitch, stole 2nd and 3rd, and scored on a bad throw by the catcher.

Honorable Mention:
Nathan Eisenhauer (Pacific Lutheran, Sr. – Bellevue, Wash./Newport)
Dan Scheibe (Whitworth, Fr. – Richland, Wash./Hanford)
Justin Weeks (Whitman, Jr. – Rolling Hills Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes)
Ryan Larson (Linfield, Sr. – Beaverton, Ore./Beaverton)
T. J. Whidby (Willamette, Fr. – Woodinville, Wash./Redmond)