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Hall tabbed TSWA Pitcher of the Week

Hall tabbed TSWA Pitcher of the Week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --- The honors continue to roll in as Tusculum University's Charles Hall has been named the College Baseball Pitcher of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association (TSWA).

Hall has been named the NCAA Division II National and Southeast Region Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) while also garnering AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the Week accolades for a second straight week.

Hall broke the NCAA Division II single-game record for strikeouts, fanning 22 batters in a complete-game victory against Queens University. The Dumfries, Va., native struck out every Royals batter at least once, including eight of the nine Queens' hitters at least two times each.

The senior right-hander recorded two strikeouts in every inning and fanned the side four times, including the first, second, fifth and sixth innings. Sixteen of the strikeouts were swinging while six were looking.

Hall leads the nation with his 88 strikeouts this season and has posted 10 or more batters in six consecutive starts. He broke the national mark previously held by five other pitchers, with the most recent coming on April 1, 1999, when Nate Kosoc of Saint Rose fanned 21 batters against NJIT. Hall's 22-strikeout effort is ranked seventh for all NCAA Divisions.

He surpassed the Tusculum single-game record of 17 strikeouts posted by Placido Torres, who achieved the feat against Stillman University. Hall also bested the South Atlantic Conference record of 19 established by former Wingate University hurler Danny Lampley, who did it twice in the 1998 season.

Tusculum (19-10, 7-2 SAC) will be at Carson-Newman University this weekend for a three-game SAC series with the Eagles beginning with Friday opener at 2 p.m.

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