Washington State junior Parker McFadden was named the Pac-12 Conference Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
McFadden threw the first five innings as four Cougar pitchers combined to no-hit Santa Clara in a 5-0 win Sunday, clinching a series sweep. It was the second no-hitter by WSU this season after Scotty Sunitsch no-hit Oregon April 8 and the first time WSU has thrown a pair of no-hitters in the same season since the 1976 College World Series team also threw two.
McFadden struck out four, walked two and hit one batter in route to his first win of 2018. The Yelm, Washington, native retired the final eight batters he faced before giving way to sophomore lefthander A.J. Block to start the sixth. Block worked 1 1/3 innings and senior Collin Maier followed with 2/3 of an inning before Ryan Walker closed things out with the final two innings.
McFadden also worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings at Gonzaga on Tuesday, striking out three. For the week, McFadden did not allow a run in his two appearances and totaled seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 no-hit innings.
UCLA extended its lead on the second day of the Pac-12 women’s tournament at Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle.
The Bruins are 3-under par and lead USC by six strokes heading into the third round.
Washington is in sixth place and Washington State is ninth.
In the individual standings, Washington’s Sarah Rhee is tied for fifth place at 3-under. Washington State’s Madion Odiorne is tied for seventh at 2-under. UCLA teammates Patty Tavantanakit and Lilia Vu are tied for the lead at 6-under.
USC leads after the first day of the conference tournament in Rolling Hills Estates, California.
There were two rounds of competition on Monday. The Trojans posted a score of 23-under par, with Stanford second at 18-under.
Washington was tied for ninth and WSU was in 11th place.
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