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Kurokawa Earns Second Regional Pitching Award

May 5, 2016, 2:39 PM HST
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University of Hawai'i at Hilo pitcher Jordan Kurokawa. UH-Hilo photo.

University of Hawai’i at Hilo pitcher Jordan Kurokawa. UH-Hilo photo.

University of Hawai’i at Hilo senior Jordan Kurokawa’s final start of the season earned him regional recognition from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Kurokawa was named the NCBWA’s Regional Pitcher of the Week on Wednesday for his start against Hawai’i Pacific University on April 30. Kurokawa fired a complete game one-hit shutout to defeat the Sharks 3-0. He faced the minimum 27 batters, despite allowing the lone single and a walk, and struck out nine batters. Kurokawa retired the last 13 batters he faced in the game.

Back in February, Kurokawa’s complete game shutout of Division I University of Hawai’i earned him the same award.

For the year, Kurokawa compiled a 3-5 record with a team best 2.96 earned run average in 10 starts.

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