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Hoffman Earns SAA Pitcher of the Week for @CentreBaseball

Hoffman Earns SAA Pitcher of the Week for @CentreBaseball

ATLANTA (CentreColonels.com) – Earlier today the Southern Athletic Association released its weekly baseball awards and Centre sophomore Nick Hoffman (Louisville, Ky.) took home the conference's Pitcher of the Week honors for games played through Mar. 19.

Hoffman had a career day as Centre faced Birmingham Southern on Sunday. The Louisville native pitched seven shutout innings, striking out seven batters and only surrendering four hits as the Colonels defeated fourth-ranked BSC by a score of 3-0. The win marked the first for Centre over Birmingham Southern since 2014, snapping a string of 11 straight losses to the Panthers.

Hoffman's stellar start lowered his ERA on the year to 2.96, good for second on the team. Hoffman also leads the Colonels with 20 strikeouts in 2017 and is tops on the team with 7.40 strikeouts per nine innings.

Centre baseball will be back in action facing another intrastate opponent in Spalding on Wednesday.