College Baseball’s Elite Performances

(As of Feb. 20, 2017)

  • LHP Jared Poché, Louisiana St.: Poché fired the sixth individual no-hitter in LSU history during a 6-0, 7-inning win over Army. Poché struck out four and recorded no walks over 79 pitches. Army’s only base runner reached on an error in the fourth inning. It was the first no-hitter by an LSU pitcher since 1979 when Bobby Landry accomplished the feat against Southern Mississippi.
  • RHP Robbie Welhaf, Elon: Welhaf threw the first no-hitter in Elon’s NCAA Division I baseball history during a 7-0 win over Longwood. In just his third career start, he faced just one batter over the minimum and retired 16 consecutive hitter at one point during his nine inning outing. He struck out 8 and walked 1.
  • 1B Andrew Kendrick, Youngstown St.: Kendrick hit 5 home runs and drove in 11 runs in Youngstown State’s first three games of the season. He hit a solo homer against Austin Peay. Then he hit two homers, a solo shot and 3-run homer against Indiana St. He concluded the week by hitting a grand slam and solo home run as part of a 6 RBI game against Illinois St.
  • LHP/1B Brendan McKay, Louisville: McKay was not only 4-for-8 with 2 home runs, 5 RBI and 4 walks over his first 3 games as a hitter. But he also twirled 6 shutout innings with 9 strikeouts during a 7-0 win over Alabama St.
  • RHP Heath Donica, Sam Houston St.: Donica tossed a complete-game 1-hitter during a 1-0 win over Nevada. He struck out 14 batters, the second most in school history.
  • DH/3B Nate Fisbeck, McNeese St.: Fisbeck belted 3 home runs and drove in 11 runs off 5 hits over 3 games. He collected 7 RBI during an 18-2 win over Stony Brook in the first game of the season. He was the first Cowboy to drive in 6 or more runs since 2001.
  • 1B Sam Fragale, Virginia Tech.: Fragale was 7-for-13 over three games as he belted 3 homers, 1 double and 1 triple as he collected 9 RBI with 5 runs scored. His biggest game was the season-opener against S.C. Upstate as he went 5-for-5 with 3 home runs and 7 RBI.
  • 1B Jack Zoellner, New Mexico: Zoellner hit 3 home runs with 8 RBI over three games last week for the Lobos. His most noteworthy game was game two against Binghamton as he collected three home runs and 6 RBI in the contest as the Lobos won, 10-4.
  • OF/RHP Carson Jackson, High Point: Jackson was 5-for-11 at the plate with 3 home runs, 5 RBI and 5 runs scored. In addition, he picked up his third career save on the mound.
  • RHP James Karinchak, Bryant: Karinchak struck out 12 New Mexico St. batters in only 5 innings. It was the second time in his career he has struck out 10 or more in five innings.