CSUF baseball pitcher Colton Eastman wins Big West Pitcher of the Week after no-hitter against UC Santa Barbara

In Baseball, Sports
Colton Eastman releasing a pitch.
(Matt Brown / CSUF Sports Media)

CSUF baseball pitcher Colton Eastman earned his first Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week award of the season on Monday after throwing a no-hitter against UC Santa Barbara on March 29.

He became the fifth Titan ever to toss a no-hitter and the first to do so on the road. This is the first conference pitching award for Eastman since his freshman year.

“It was an unreal experience,” Eastman said. “I didn’t even know I had a no-hitter going until the 8th inning. I just tried to stay confident and keep my composure.”

Prior to the contest, the junior had never pitched more than seven innings in one game. His feat broke the record for most no-hitters thrown in a Division 1 baseball with 17 this season, which also happens to be his jersey number.

Eastman has played seven games this season and holds a 3-2 record with 44 strikeouts. The performance brought his ERA down to 2.47, which puts him in fourth place in the Big West.

CSUF failed to win the next two games against Santa Barbara, revealing to Eastman and the team that his award does not give them room to slack off.

“Unfortunately, we didn’t get the series win, so we still need to keep working,” Eastman said.

If you liked this story, sign up for our weekly newsletter with our top stories of the week.

You may also read!

A photo of Rami Perlman giving advice to CSUF's Music Industry club.

Space Yacht entrepreneur group gives industry advice to CSUF students

Space Yacht, a Los Angeles events collective, was invited by the Cal State Fullerton Music Industry Club on Tuesday

CSUF women's basketball forward Amiee Book waits for a free throw attempt.

Family fuels Amiee Book’s passion of basketball

Ranked second in the Big West in 3-point percentage, international student and CSUF women's basketball freshman forward Amiee Book

Cal State Fullerton women's basketball senior guard Jade Vega dribbles the ball during Cal State Fullerton's women's basketball game against Cal State Northridge.

CSUF women’s basketball looks to snap six game skid

CSUF women’s basketball will look to end their six-game losing streak Thursday night when they host UC Santa Barbara.


Mobile Sliding Menu