Pitcher Shaeffer Hall Earns National Honors
Feb. 24, 2009
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –
Kansas junior pitcher Shaeffer Hall has been named the National Pitcher of the Week by both the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and the Thecollegebaseballblog for the week of Feb. 24. He was also selected as a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week.
This marks the first time a Kansas baseball player has been honored as a national player of the week since Gus Milner earned the honor by College Baseball Insider on Feb. 15, 2006.
Hall, a junior from Lee’s Summit, Mo., tossed the fifth complete game no hitter in Kansas baseball history on Feb. 20, blanking Air Force, 5-0. The 6-foot lefty went nine innings and allowed no runs and no hits with three walks and seven strikeouts. After walking the first batter of the game, Hall retired the next 17 Falcons he faced. His performance was also the first complete game shutout by a Jayhawk since Kodiak Quick blanked Hawaii-Hilo in 2005.
Earlier this week he was honored by the Big 12 Conference as the league’s pitcher of the week.
Hall and the Jayhawks (1-2) will face 21st-ranked Arkansas in a two-game series beginning today at 3 p.m., in Fayetteville, Ark. Both games from the set can be heard via audio webcast on kuathletics.com.