Brandon Morrow Named National Pitcher of the Week

Feb. 6, 2006

TUCSON, ARIZ. - University of California junior right-hander Brandon Morrow, a third-team preseason All-American in Baseball America and a candidate for The Roger Clemens Award as the nation's top collegiate pitcher, has been named National Pitcher of the Week by both Collegiate Baseball and The Rosenblatt Report after a phenomenal opening-game performance.

Morrow, a hard-throwing right-hander, was outstanding last Friday, Feb. 3 at UC Irvine, pitching 6.3 innings of no-hit ball with no runs, only one walk and a career-high 12 strikeouts. He helped pace Cal to a season-opening 6-2 victory over the Anteaters.

Selected a third-team preseason All-American after an outstanding 2005 summer in the prestigious Cape Cod League, Morrow was a Cape Cod League All-Star for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, striking out 24 batters in 14.7 innings with a 1.84 ERA and three saves. He was also picked as the fifth-best professional prospect out of the Cape Cod League by Baseball America, throwing in the mid 90s with a slider, change-up and split-finger fastball.

The Bears (1-2) next entertain San Francisco (0-3) in their home-opener, Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 1:30 p.m. at Evans Diamond. The start time for the USF-Cal game has been switched from 2 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. to allow for more daylight.

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