WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – After an outstanding one-hit complete-game gem in Sunday’s victory over George Mason in which he fanned a career-high 15 batters, William and Mary sophomore LHP Jason Inghram was named a “Louisville Slugger” National Player of the Week, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper announced on Monday. Additionally, Inghram was named the Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season.
Inghram was in the zone on Sunday afternoon as he fanned seven of the first nine batters he faced. As play entered the ninth inning, Inghram had not yielded a hit as his only base runner reached on an error in the fourth. The Chesapeake, Va., native retired the first out in the ninth inning with his 14th strikeout of the afternoon and stood just two outs away from recording the fourth no-hitter in school history. However, Mason connected on its first hit of the game with a one-out single to right field. Inghram recorded the final out of the contest two batters latter with his 15th strikeout of the day.
In the Tribe’s 120 seasons of playing baseball, three individuals have recorded no-hitters. W&M’s last no-hitter came during the 1979 season as Doug Smethurst no-hit VCU. Inghram’s 15 strikeouts are the most for a W&M pitcher since former Tribe hurler Logan Billbrough fanned 16 batters at Northeastern during the 2011 campaign.
Tribe baseball returns to action this weekend when it host Hofstra in a CAA series slated to get underway at Plumeri Park on Friday at 7 p.m. Fans can follow the action online at TribeAthletics.com with live audio and stats.