USF baseball LHP Shane McClanahan and first baseman Joe Genord were recognized earlier today as the American Athletic Conference Pitcher and Player of the Week, respectively.
This is McClanahan’s third PotW honor and the second time this season that USF has swept both weekly awards, last doing so March 5 when third baseman David Villar teamed up with McClanahan to win the awards.
On Friday night, McClanahan threw six no-hit innings along with a career-high 15 strikeouts to push his NCAA-leading scoreless inning streak to 30.2 innings. He’s allowed three runs (all unearned) this season. The lefty also leads the nation in strikeouts with 56.
McClanahan and teammate RHP Carson Ragsdale threw the first-ever combined no-hitter in program history and just the fourth overall. They also struck out a program record 22 batters on Friday night.
The lefty from Cape Coral continues to raise his draft stock this year and has even has one scouting service opining that he could come out of the bullpen for a contending team in September.
First baseman Joe Genord went 9-for-18 with six runs, three doubles, 11 RBI and four home runs in five games last week. He notched a HR in four straight games. He’s hitting .370 with a ridiculous .761 slugging percentage early in the season.
The Bulls have won eight straight and will face UNF Wednesday instead of Tuesday due to inclement weather in the area tomorrow. USF will then begin conference play when they host UConn Friday-Sunday.