This release is courtesy of Springfield College Sports Information.
Wooster, Ohio - March 28, 2019 - Following his no-hit performance this past weekend, senior pitcher Brian Johnson (East Haddam, Conn.) was named the NCAA Division III Natinoal Pitcher of the Week, presented by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Wednesday.
In addition to being named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Baseball Pitcher of the Week, Johnson was also named to the d3baseball.com team of the week, recognizing his historic performance for the Springfield College baseball program.
Johnson, a left-handed starting pitcher for the Pride, had an impressive week as he became the only student-athlete in the Springfield College baseball program's Division III history to throw multiple no hitters in a career, as he picked up his first win of the season on Sunday, a no-hit effort against Emerson. Against the Lions, Johnson was hitless through nine innings, as he also struck out nine batters on the afternoon, including the first three of the game. With this outing, Johnson now leads the NEWMAC in strikeouts per game (11.44).
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