RICHMOND, Va. – A day after he was honored as one of Collegiate Baseball’s National Players of the Week, Elon University right-handed pitcher Robbie Welhaf has been named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Pitcher of the Week.
Welhaf needed just 100 pitches to throw the first no-hitter of the 2017 NCAA Division I baseball season in Saturday’s 7-0 victory over the Longwood Lancers. It was the first no-hit performance by an Elon pitcher at the Division I level. In just his third career start, Welhaf faced just one batter over the minimum and retired 16 consecutive Longwood hitters at one point in the nine-inning outing. The Doylestown, Pa., native struck out a career-high eight hitters and walked just one batter.