KU's Marks Tosses No-Hitter for Duluth

July 18, 2007

DULUTH, Minn. –

University of Kansas sophomore Andy Marks made team history for the Northwoods League’s Duluth Huskies Monday night. In the first game of a doubleheader in Brainerd, Minn., Marks threw the first no-hitter in Huskies history, allowing no runs and no hits over seven complete innings while striking out 12 Brainerd hitters.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

It was just the seventh no-hitter in the history of the Northwoods League and the first by a member of Duluth in the team’s four-year history.

The Northwoods League is an Summer Collegiate Baseball Association (SCBA) sanctioned summer baseball league comprised of teams of the top college players from across the nation and North America, which was established in 1994. All players in the league must have NCAA eligibility remaining in order to participate.

Marks, who went 5-6 in 15 starts for KU this past season, was selected to the Northwoods League All-Star game on July 12 and has enjoyed an outstanding summer with the Huskies. The 6-foot-2 lefty is 4-3 with a 2.06 ERA in nine starts. He has allowed just 39 hits in 56.2 innings, while recording 53 strikeouts.