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KU pitcher Hall national player of the week

February 25, 2009

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Kansas University junior pitcher Shaeffer Hall was named national pitcher of the week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and the Thecollegebaseballblog for the week of Feb. 24. He also was selected as a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week.

This marks the first time a Kansas baseball player has been honored as a national player of the week since Gus Milner earned the honor by College Baseball Insider on Feb. 15, 2006.

Hall, a junior from Lee’s Summit, Mo., tossed the fifth complete-game no-hitter in Kansas history on Friday, blanking Air Force, 5-0. The 6-foot lefty went nine innings and allowed no runs and no hits with three walks and seven strikeouts. After walking the first batter of the game, Hall retired the next 17 Falcons he faced.

His performance was also the first complete-game shutout by a Jayhawk since Kodiak Quick blanked Hawaii-Hilo in 2005.

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