Pacific's junior right-handed pitcher Ryan Shreve was named as the Rawlings West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week today after his no-hitter yesterday over Santa Clara that clinched the series sweep over the Broncos.
Shreve etched his name into the history books at Pacific with the fourth no-hitter in Pacific baseball history on Sunday at Santa Clara. The 6'6" RHP faced 28 batters and retired 27 only allowing a runner to reach base with a hit-by-pitch. Shreve struck out nine, a new career high for strikeouts in a game. Following the hit-by-pitch in the bottom of the fourth inning, he retired 16-straight batters on his way to the no-no. He threw 109 pitches, 78 of which went for strikes.
It was the first no-hitter for Pacific since D.J. Houlton's in 2001. His masterful work on the mound earned the Tigers a series sweep and notched him his third complete game of the season.
Shreve's season has been nothing short of outstanding. He holds a 2.18 ERA with 47 strikeouts and just nine walks. He leads the team in complete games with three and innings pitched with 62.0. Since the start of WCC play, he's allowed just 17 hits and four walks and has struck out 22 batters.
Shreve's selection as the Rawlings WCC Pitcher of the Week comes as the first for a Tiger since Shelby Lackey won it on April 30, 2018, for giving up just three hits in eight innings in a game against Portland.
Shreve is the second Tiger to garner Rawlings WCC weekly honors this year. James Free picked up the Rawlings WCC Player of the Week award on March 4.
Shreve is also eligible for the @d1baseball Golden Spikes Performance of the Week. Voting for the award is on social media and closes tomorrow morning. To vote, go to @USAGoldenSpikes or @PacificBaseball and look for the tweet to vote on, or simply click here.
Shreve and the Tigers return home this weekend to host San Francisco in the continuation of West Coast Conference play on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.