Hultzen Named NCBWA National Pitcher of Week
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s Danny Hultzen (Jr., Bethesda, Md.) was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s National Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday after a big outing Friday night against East Carolina. He also earned Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week and ACC Pitcher of the Week honors.
Hultzen pitched seven innings of dominant baseball Friday. In seven innings he racked up a career-high 15 strikeouts while not walking a batter. He allowed just a run in the seventh inning as well as three hits.
The 15-strikeout effort was the most by a Cavalier since Seth Greisinger racked up 16 strikeouts against North Carolina on March 23, 1996. After giving up a single to start the game, Hultzen retired the next 19 batters from the first into the seventh innings, with just one ball leaving the infield in that span. He went to a three-ball count just two times and struck out the side on three occasions.
In addition to his pitching outing, Hultzen also went 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI.