SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento State baseball's pitcher Parker Brahms was named the Western Athletic Conference's Pitcher of the Week, the league announced this morning.
The award is the second this season for Brahms and comes on the heels of his record-setting 14-strikeout night on Friday, April 14 against Northern Colorado.
The sophomore right-hander threw seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits and three walks while piling up the 14 strikeouts. With those 14 punchouts, Brahms set a new Sacramento State baseball record.
Previously, the record for strikeouts in a single game was 13, held by a trio of pitchers, including Brahms's former teammate Justin Dillon (2/23/17), Mike Eby (5/5/95), and Erik Bennett (2x - 3/17, 4/9/89). Brahms nearly matched that number earlier this season, striking out 12 at home against Santa Clara.
In 11 games (10 starts this season), Brahms is 4-2. His 1.61 ERA is the best in the WAC and 35th in all of NCAA Div. I. His 68 strikeouts this season are second most in the league and 39th in the nation.
The Pitcher of the Week award is the second this season for Brahms. He was also named the WAC's Pitcher of the Week after throwing seven shutout innings against Milwaukee.