It's fitting that a Wareham pitcher would win national honors this week just after the loss of Gateman Great John Wylde. Texas right-hander, Cape All-Star and Wareham Ace Brandon Workman was named this week as co-pitcher of the week. Click here to read previous posts on Workman.
The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending March 1, today. Alabama senior outfielder Kent Matthes was named National Hitter of the Week, while Rice junior right-hander Ryan Berry and Texas sophomore right-hander Workman were named National Co-Pitchers of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.
Workman allowed just two walks and one player to reach base on an error, facing the minimum 27 batters to record the 21st no-hitter in UT history. Three players reached base, with Workman issuing two walks and one batter reaching on an error, but a double play ground out and two faulty stolen base attempts erased them from the books. The Bowie, Texas hurler fanned 10 Penn State batters, one shy of his career high. On the season, Workman has yet to give up a run and has only surrendered two hits and two walks over 16.0 innings.