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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior pitcher Grant Judkins was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced Monday afternoon. It is Judkins’ first career weekly honor.
Judkins, a right-handed pitcher from Pella, Iowa, threw a career-high six innings of no-hit ball with a career-high 11 strikeouts in Iowa’s 10-0 win over Marshall on Sunday. Judkins was the second Hawkeye pitcher (Jack Dreyer) to throw five or more innings with 10 or more strikeouts at the Diamond 9 Sunshine State Classic.
Judkins had a fast start, punching out five batters through three innings. In the sixth, he worked out of trouble after back-to-back walks to start the inning. With runners on first and third with one out, Judkins reached double-digit K’s, striking out the final two batters he faced.
Judkins was also tabbed Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week powered by Diamond Sports for his efforts against Marshall.
Iowa (2-1) returns to action this weekend, traveling to Hawaii for a four-game series in Honolulu.