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Marshall, Gorski Share Big Ten Pitcher of the Week Honors

Marshall, Gorski Share Big Ten Pitcher of the Week Honors

PISCATAWAY, N.J.  – After combining to no-hit Georgia Southern on Saturday, pitchers Jake Marshall and Ben Gorski were named Big Ten Co-Pitchers of the Week on Monday by the conference. 

The duo made history on Saturday night, combining for a no-hitter that was just the seventh in program history, the first since Shaun Parker did it in five innings in 2003 and the first 9-inning no-hitter since Gary Malinoski in 1978. 

Marshall started the game, throwing 5.0 hitless innings and striking out nine batters, the most for him in a Rutgers uniform. Gorski relieved him in the sixth inning and would close out the game, throwing 4.0 innings and striking out a career-high seven batters.

Their efforts on the mound helped the Scarlet Knights defeat Georgia Southern 7-0 to sweep the weekend series against the Eagles in Statesboro. 

“Their stuff was good, there were a lot of strikeouts and then a lot of good defensive plays behind them,” head coach Steve Owens said. “Those pitchers hung out there and did a good job. They pitched out of a couple jams with a big double play in the first inning and then some strikeouts after that. I’m very pleased with their resiliency.”

This marks the first Big Ten weekly award for both Marshall and Gorski. It marks the third and fourth weekly awards for RU this season, with Trevor Cohen having been named Freshman of the Week twice already. 

Rutgers continues its spring break trip to Georgia with a midweek contest at Kennesaw State on Wednesday night before heading to Macon for a three-game series at Mercer.



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