The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has announced that Luther College junior Colin Coffey (Austin, Texas/Bowie High School) has been named the Division III National Pitcher of the Week for games played March 5-11.
Coffey tossed a nine inning no-hitter during Luther's 1-0 victory over Northland College that took place Saturday, March 17 at Independence High School (IA). He retired the first 18 batters he faced before issuing a lead-off walk in the bottom of the 8th inning. Of the 29 batters her faced, he struck out a single game career high 13.
The last Norse no-hitter was a 7 inning game, a 1-0 win over Simpson College on April 16, 2016 by Blake Peterson.
Coffey is now 2-0 with an ERA of 1.37 in three starts.