COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com – Feb. 11, 2014) – After pitching a combined 6 2/3 innings of no-hit and nearly perfect ball in two long relief efforts on Sunday, Colorado State University-Pueblo senior pitcher Lonny Schoon has been named as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's Pitcher of the Week.
This week's honor, which included all games played to this point, is the first to be awarded by the conference this season.
Schoon, a 6-foot4, 225-pounder out of Colorado Springs and Widefield High School, who played junior college ball at Maple Woods (Mo.) Community College, retired all 11 batters he faced, striking out four, as the Pack came from behind to defeat West Texas A&M, 5-4 in 10 innings in Sunday's first game.
He earned the victory for that effort.
Schoon then pitched three more innings in the second game of a doubleheader, which the Pack won 2-1, retiring nine straight Buff batters after walking his first. He also struck out three batters in that game, finishing with seven punch-outs for the weekend, which saw him retire 20 of the 21 batters he faced.
The Pack pitching staff allowed just four earned runs in three games against the Buffs, as CSU-Pueblo took two of three games from the South Central Regional rivals in their first series of the campaign.
The ThunderWolves remain at home this weekend facing Sioux Falls (S.D.) in a 3-game set, starting at 1 p.m. Friday at Rawlings Field.