NWC Baseball Pitching - Feb. 20-26, 2017

NWC Baseball Pitching - Feb. 20-26, 2017

Baseball Pitcher Student-Athlete of the Week – Feb. 20-26, 2017


ERIC MA, Whitman

Freshman, RHP, La Crescenta, Calif. / Village Christian HS


Ma threw the first no-hitter by an NWC pitcher in 2017 on Saturday, defeating Whitworth 2-0 to give the Blues a twinbill sweep of the pre-season league favorites.  He struck out 12 in nine innings and surrendered just four walks, all in separate innings, and only allowed one of those runners to move up to second base.  The first-year righty is 3-0 with an ERA of 0.86 in 21.0 innings in his first three collegiate starts.


Honorable Mention:

Riley Newman, Linfield (Sr, RHP, Salem, Ore.)

Jeff Gallagher, Willamette (Jr, RHP, Santa Cruz, Calif.)

Spencer Backstrom, Pacific (Sr, RHP, Bellingham, Wash.)

Jacob Gleichman, Pacific Lutheran (Sr, RHP, Sammamish, Wash.)

Robert Reaser, Lewis & Clark (So, RHP, Phoenix, Ariz.)


Previous Honorees:

Benjamin Whitten, Wil (2/6); Spencer Backstrom, Pac (2/13); Chad Gideon, PL (2/20)