PUEBLO, Colo. (April 11, 2018) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America voted Danny Honorof of the Colorado State University-Pueblo Baseball team its South Central Region Pitcher of the Week Tuesday.
Honorof (Sr., Riverside, Calif.) carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning in the Pack's 16-0 win over Adams State. He would relinquish just one hit and one walk in seven innings of shutout baseball.
The lone hit allowed by Honorof was a slow grounder to first base that the batter narrowly beat out in the seventh inning. 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. The Grizzlies would hit just .045 against him. 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 second Pack student-athlete to earn a Player of the Week nod from the NCBWA. Chris Devery (Sr., Saugus, Calif.) received NCBWA Regional Hitter of the Week accolades Feb. 21. Honorof is the Pack's first NCBWA Regional Pitcher of the Week this season.
Tuesday, Honorof was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for the first time in his career. The Californian is the Pack's fourth RMAC Player of the Week and its second RMAC Pitcher of the Week this season.
Thanks Honorof's dominant pitching performance, the Pack was able to build momentum and sweep their pod with Adams State and New Mexico Highlands University. The ThunderWolves have won five consecutive games, the longest winning streak in the conference. They returned to the NCBWEA Regional rankings in the 10th spot as they push towards the postseason.
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