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March 31, 2008
MACON, Ga. - Lipscomb's Brandon McClurg tossed the first no-hitter in the Atlantic Sun in almost two years to win his second Pitcher of the Week award in three weeks.
On Saturday, McClurg, a junior from Hendersonville, Tenn., turned in the Atlantic Sun's first no-hitter since Florida Atlantic's Mickey Storey no-hit Campbell two years ago today. In the second game of the three-game set with the Owls, McClurg needed 113 pitches in his masterpiece. He struck out 10, a season high for the mechanical engineering major.
His no- hitter extended a three-start span in which McClurg has posted a 0.78 ERA over 23.0 innings while recording three wins and 28 strikeouts. On the season, his 1.59 ERA ranks third in the Atlantic Sun and he leads the conference in opponent's batting average, holding opposing hitters to just a .179 clip.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is a 12-member league committed to Building Winners for Life, with a focus on academic and athletic integrity and a balance between the two for the student-athlete, and maintaining a high level of sportsmanship. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun encompasses six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun consists of some of the most dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Gardner-Webb University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.