April 3, 2012

After Throwing No-Hitter, Kaufmann Is Named Ivy Pitcher of the Week

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After throwing the baseball team’s first no-hitter in almost 32 years, sophomore Connor Kaufmann has been named the Ivy League Pitcher of the Week. Kaufmann became the first Cornell athlete to win the award since senior Corey Pappel was honored in 2009. Kaufmann threw 80 pitches on Sunday to grab a 2-0 victory from Ivy foe Dartmouth, which was one of three victories that the Red picked up during the weekend. Kaufmann’s no-hitter was the first no-hitter for the Red since 1989. Kaufmann worked around two walks in the first two innings, but nothing became of the runners — the first was doubled off on a flyout to right, then Kaufmann picked off the second in the second inning. He then retired the next 16 batters consecutively, facing the minimum 21 batters on the day while striking out four. No Dartmouth base runner was able to advance past first base throughout the entire game. Cornell was able to bump up its record to 16-5-1, going into today’s doubleheader with Canisius, before traveling to Brown and Yale this weekend.

Original Author: Haley Velasco