COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Danny Honorof of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Baseball team earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week honors for the first time in his career Monday.
Honorof (Sr., Riverside, Calif.) held Adams State University hitless for the first six innings of his start Friday. He would finish the start with seven scoreless innings of work as the Pack drubbed the Grizzlies 16-0 in a team shutout.
The lone hit allowed by Honorof was a slow grounder to first base that the batter narrowly beat out in the seventh inning. He would only surrender one walk.
No Grizzly got as far as second base. Honorof struck out five batters in the dominant performance. The lefty earned the win to improve to 2-1 on the season. He lowered his ERA to a team best 3.23.
Amazingly, it took Honorof just 76 pitches to get through his seven innings. He threw 52 strikes in the blowout win. Andrew Nero (Jr., Huntington, Beach, Calif.) would complete the shutout with two scoreless innings of relief.
Since moving into the rotation Honorof has a 2.88 ERA. The lefty has allowed a 1.20 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in four starts.
Honorof is the fourth Pack student-athlete to earn a RMAC Player of the week nod this season. He is the second RMAC Pitcher of the Week this season. Jason Lighthall (Sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) earned the honor Feb. 27.
Thanks to Honorof's start, the Pack built momentum to eventually earn a sweep of their pod against the Grizzlies and New Mexico Highlands University. The ThunderWolves are now 15-6 at home this season.
The Pack will host Colorado Christian University in a four-game series starting Friday at 6 p.m. at Rawlings Field. Honorof is slated to the start the series opener against the Cougars.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics