College baseball: Mitchell Senger's 16-strikeout no-hitter earns Player of the Week honors
A no-hitter. A 39-run outpour en route to a shutout victory. Those are just some of the numbers behind NCAA.com's college baseball Team and Player of the Week.
Team of the Week
Spearheaded by New Mexico State, the second week across collegiate baseball gave us no shortage of excitement. The Aggies broke out for 39 runs in a win over Mississippi Valley State Friday to gather Team of the Week Honors.
The offense poured on 11 runs in the first inning to jumpstart the attack, led by three consecutive walks with the bases loaded. Once Marcus Still drove a single to push the score 4-0, the New Mexico State offense took off.
Scoring at least one run in every inning, highlighted by the 11-run first, eight-run third, and seven-run eighth, the Aggies broke a team and Western Athletic Conference record with their 39 runs.
As a team, New Mexico State compiled 30 hits with a perfect day in the field on its way to the biggest win in team history. Freshman Noah Haupt led the charge, blasting two home runs and driving in a team-high 10 runs on his way to a 6-7 day at the plate. His six runs scored are tied for the most ever in a game in team history. Aggie starter Kyle Bradish (2-0) was nearly untouchable on the mound, hurling six scoreless innings while allowing two hits and striking out 12.
The Aggies finished the series with 15-4 and 20-0 wins in games two and three, respectively, to cap off a record-setting week.
Player of the Week
In the midst of dominate pitching performances already in the young season, Mitchell Senger stole the show for Stetson against George Washington in a 3-0 victory.
The southpaw cruised to a 16-strikeout performance in the first no-hitter in Stetson program history since 1986.
Senger (2-0) allowed three base runners with a walk and two hit batsmen. The sophomore struck out every batter in the Colonials starting lineup at least once.
The final batter to reach base against Senger came in the sixth when the lefty hit Steven Barmakian. With the game scoreless entering the seventh inning, the Stetson offense finally broke loose to score all three of its runs on the day. Senger's final three innings were perfect, as he finished the game with 109 pitches.
Senger and the Hatters are off to 6-1 start in 2018. Next on the docket for the Hatters are Virginia Tech, Central Michigan, and Purdue in the Westin Lake Mary Stetson Invitational starting Friday.