CB’s National Players Of Week 4-2-18

RHP Colton Eastman, Cal. St. Fullerton: Eastman tossed the fifth no-hitter in Cal. St. Fullerton history during a 3-0 win over U.C. Santa Barbara. He recorded 9 shutout innings while striking out 7 and walking 1. What makes the feat even more special is that Eastman had never pitched more than 7 innings before with the Titans. The no-no marked the 17th no-hitter in NCAA Div. I baseball this season which breaks the all-time record for no-hitters in a single season set in 2013.   

RHP Noah Song, Navy: Song struck out 15 Lafayette batters during a 6-0 win. He faced just 2 over the minimum as he worked 7 innings and gave up 1 hit and 1 walk. The 15 strikeouts are the second-most in his career and only trail the 16 strikeout performance he tallied against Air Force earlier this season. Song struck out two or more batters in each of the first six innings.

1B Bren Spillane, Illinois: Spillane belted 5 home runs in 4 games with 1 double as he went 8-for-11 at the plate with 9 runs, 7 RBI and 6 walks. In the final game of a 3-game series with Iowa, the Hawkeyes pitched around him as he walked a career-high 4 times.

1B/OF Seth Beer, Clemson: Beer went 8-for-13 with 4 homers, 12 RBI, 7 runs and 4 walks over 4 games. He hit a home run in each of the 4 games.

RHP Nick Sandlin, Southern Mississippi: Sandlin fanned 13 Rice batters in 8 innings as he only allowed 2 hits and 1 unearned run. He now has 73 strikeouts on the season and has allowed just 6 walks.

RHP Dalton Wilder, Alabama St.: Wilder struck out a career-high 13 batters over 8 2/3 innings during a 2-0 win over Mississippi Valley St. At one point, he sat down 20 consecutive hitters and had a no-hitter going into the eighth inning before giving up a hit. He surrendered 2 hits in the contest.

RHP Kyle Brnovich, Elon: Brnovich struck out a season-high 14 batters over 7 1/3 innings in Elon’s 7-3 win over Charleston. He ranks second nationally with 75 strikeouts and improved his record to 4-0 with a 1.53 ERA.