Hawaii's Matt Cooper delivered a memorable outing in the Pepperdine series opener last week. He dominated the Waves, with a three-hit complete-game shutout while equaling a career-high 10 strikeouts and allowing no bases on balls. The last Hawaii pitcher to post a 10-strikeout shutout was Jared Alexander in 2008. The impressive performance lifted the Bows to a 2-0 win.
Bradley's Max Murphy helped the Braves to a 2-1 record during the Riverview Inn Classic by batting. 500 and reaching base safely in 10-of-16 overall plate appearances with six runs scored and six runs batted in. Most noteworthy, he tied the single-game school records for home runs and total bases when he belted three home runs in Saturday's 11-5 win against Dayton. He became the fifth player in Bradley history to hit three home runs and total 12 bases in a game and the first since Chad Johnson in 1998.
West Virginia's Harrison Musgrave retired the first 20 batters he faced en route to a 3-1 victory against Duke on Friday. Musgrave (2-0) produced another spectacular outing, striking out 12 in 8.0 innings of shutout pitching. He allowed just two hits, a double and a bunt single, without issuing a walk. Musgrave took a perfect game into the seventh inning, retiring the first 20 Blue Devil batters, before a bunt single broke up the bid with two outs in the seventh inning.
UCLA's Cody Poteet had a career day for the Bruins on Sunday, tossing a complete-game shutout and striking out 13 in UCLA’s 5-0 win against Michigan. He allowed just two hits and no walks in his complete game shutout. Poteet struck out at least one hitter in every inning he pitched and also set a new career-high with his 13 strikeouts. In addition, his 13 strikeouts were the most by a UCLA pitcher since Trevor Bauer struck out 14 Fresno State batters on June 4, 2011. Poteet also threw the first complete-game shutout by a UCLA pitcher since Nick Vander Tuig shut out Washington on March 16 of last year.
Maryland's Jake Stinnett threw Maryland’s seventh no-hitter all-time and the first since Scott Swinson no-hit Delaware on May 13, 2008 in the Terps’ 4-0 shutout of Massachusetts. It was Maryland’s first no-hitter at home since five Terrapin pitchers combined to no-hit Coppin State on March 28, 2007. He only faced two batters over the minimum, both of whom walked. Stinnett struck out nine batters. The no-hitter by Stinnett is the first in the ACC since NC State’s Carlos Rodon and Karl Keglovits combined to no-hit La Salle on Feb. 23 of last year. The most recent individual no-hitter by an ACC pitcher was by Wake Forest’s Brian Holmes, who held Marshall without a hit on March 4, 2012.