SEWARD, Neb. – The final three NAIA National Pitcher of the Week awards handed out by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) all went to the Concordia University baseball team. On Monday (March 23), the organization announced senior Jason Munsch as the final pitching honoree of a 2020 season that was cut short. Munsch collected the same honor on March 12 while teammate Nick Little earned the award on March 5.
The latest honor for Munsch comes courtesy of the seven-inning no-hitter he threw at Briar Cliff on March 13. That outing was simply a continuation of the dominance the native of Campbell, Calif., had displayed in his four starts this spring. In the no-hitter, Munsch struck out 16 Charger hitters as part of a 21-0 win. In 26 innings pitched in 2020, Munsch fanned 59 hitters and surrendered just one unearned run. His 20 strikeouts versus Morningside (March 7) are a school single-game record.
Munsch is the program’s all-time leader for career strikeouts with 281. In four seasons as a Bulldog, Munsch went 17-9 with a 2.78 ERA and .192 opponent batting average in 184.2 innings (33 starts). He was named a first team All-GPAC honoree in 2017 and 2019.