After a no-hitter against Northeastern, junior Casey Mize is getting not only conference, but also national recognition.
A day after being named SEC Pitcher of the Week, Mize has been selected as the National Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Perfect Game/Rawlings.
Mize is the first Tiger to earn a national weekly honor since Hunter Morris, who was named a Collegiate Baseball Newspaper National Player of the Week back in 2010.
The Springville, Alabama product had a near perfect showing against the Northeastern Huskies, pitching the first complete no-hitter since Eric Brandon in 2002. Mize threw for a career-high of 13 strikeouts, the most since Jon Luke Jacobs, who struck out 13 in 2012.
Mize’s no-hitter marks as the ninth in program history and just the fourth complete no-hitter in SEC since 1996.
Mize built up his rhythm early on a historic night, retiring the first 10 batters he faced, six of them in the result of a strikeout before the Huskies reached on a fielding miscue.
Mize finished the game with 105 pitches in total, 77 of them being strikes.
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Auburn is set to play five games this week beginning with Georgia Tech and Memphis Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, each at 6 p.m. CST.
The Tigers will finish off the week with the first conference series against Texas A&M starting on Friday.
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