04/20/05 — No-hitter carries Staatz to CVAC honor

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No-hitter carries Staatz to CVAC honor

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on April 20, 2005 1:58 PM

MOUNT OLIVE -- Justin Staatz, who pitched the second no-hitter in Mount Olive College baseball history and the first ever in CVAC play, was named Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week, it was announced Tuesday. The award is Staatz's second this season.

Staatz, a junior from Woodstock, Md., tossed a no-hitter in Mount Olive's 8-3 win over Pfeiffer Saturday. Staatz struck out eight and overcame seven walks. He recorded at least one strikeout in each inning of the seven-inning complete game.

Staatz leads the CVAC with a 2.17 earned-run average and is averaging 10 strikeouts per nine innings. Staatz has won each of his last three decisions.

Mount Olive is the No. 5 seed in this weekend's CVAC Tournament at Wilson and takes on No. 4 seed St. Andrews Friday morning in the first round. Game time is 10 a.m. at Barton College.