Florer Named National, WCC Pitcher of the Week
Senior Matt Florer was named National Player of the Week according to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
April 29, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -
Following his no-hitter on Tuesday versus Cal State Northridge, senior left-hander Matt Florer has been named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week according to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The left-hander has also garnered West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week honors and National Pitcher of the Week according to the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association and CollegeBaseballInsider.com.
The weekly honors are the first of Florer's career. The no-hitter, which was featured as #7 on SportsCenter's Top-10 plays that night and was just the second in LMU history, came in Florer's ninth career start and his 14th appearance of the year (third start). The last LMU no-hitter was tossed by Bob Seus on March 14, 1980 vs. Long Beach State. Florer, who walked five, hit one batter and struck out a career-best five batters over 134 pitches, had previously owned a career-high in innings of 5.0 versus Long Beach State on April 17, 2012. The Mission Viejo, Calif., native, who improved to 2-1 with the victory, worked around the five walks and one hit batsman, inducing a pair of double plays. Cal State Northridge managed its biggest threat against Florer in the eighth inning, drawing a leadoff walk and a hit-by-pitch to start the frame. After a mound visit from pitching coach Danny Ricabal, Florer induced a fly ball to centerfield and an inning-ending double play ball to escape the jam and regain control.
Florer will be back on the mound on Tuesday when the Lions travel to Long Beach State for a game at 6 p.m.