Vanderka reaps national honors after third career no-hitter

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March 25, 2014 (Updated March 27, 2014)

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VANDERKA'S THIRD NO-HITTER KEEP SEAWOLVES ON RADAR (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The accolades continue to come in for Stony Brook baseball senior Frankie Vanderka (Levittown, N.Y.), who threw his third career no-hitter last Saturday in a 7-0 victory over Albany. Vanderka has been named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) National Pitcher of the Week, one of four Louisville Slugger Collegiate Baseball Newspaper National Players of the Week, one of five NCAA.com Top Performers of the Week, the ECAC Metro-Upstate Pitcher of the Week and the CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Pitcher of the Week.

Vanderka's third career no-hitter came in a complete game shutout of the Great Danes, in which he struck out 10 batters while limiting them to two walks and a hit-by-pitch. He retired all nine leadoff hitters in the game and Albany went 0-for-5 with runners on base against him.

Vanderka now has no-hitters against Albany, Fordham (March 10, 2013) and NJIT (March 18, 2011). It is inconclusive where Vanderka stands in NCAA history for career no-hitters, but he is the only active NCAA Div. I pitcher in the nation to toss multiple no-hitters in his career.

Vanderka has received national attention for his efforts. The Associated Press led its weekly college baseball notebook with Vanderka, and the story appeared in numerous newspapers across the country.

Vanderka is 2-2 with a 2.48 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 32-2/3 innings. Opponents are hitting just .190 against him this season.