FREELAND, Mich.--For the second time this season, Adrian College sophomore Tommy Parsons (New Albany, Ohio) has been named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Pitcher of the Week, for the period ending Sunday. Parsons also won the weekly award on March 8.
The right-hander tossed a no-hitter at home against Olivet College in the second game of a MIAA doubleheader on Friday, shutting down the Comets 8-0. Parsons struck out seven Comets while facing just two over the minimum 27 batters, completing the feat in just 88 pitches as 62 went for strikes. After walking the second batter of the contest, he retired the next 19 batters he faced before a Bulldog throwing error in the seventh inning.
It's the first no-hitter in the Craig Rainey 23-year coaching era, second in school history since Eric Davis in the 1970, and the fourth thrown in NCAA Division III this season.
Currently, Parsons tops the MIAA with 22 strikeouts, 31-2/3 innings pitched and wins (3-1). Opponents are batting just .196 against him and he has compiled a 2.84 earned-run average in five appearances. He also has been credited with the only shutout in the MIAA this spring.
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