Of all the impressive performances on the diamond this past weekend in the Indiana pod, none was better than that of Chance Hroch having not only his best day as a Husker, but his best day as a collegian. Making it even more impressive was the stage that he did it on. That is what differentiated him from another pitcher that had a similar stat line on the very same field, versus the very same team a night later.
Hroch pitched his first career complete game in the 3-1 win, striking out 10 Hoosiers, while only giving up one walk and three hits. He lost his bid at a shutout on a home run by what could have potentially been his final batter with two outs in the ninth. All while putting his team in a place to take the conference crown a day later.
Your #B1GBaseball Pitcher of the Week is Chance Hroch of @Husker_Baseball ⤵️— Big Ten Baseball (@B1Gbaseball) May 25, 2021
⚾ Pitched his 1st career complete game on May 22, leading Nebraska to a win at Indiana and the Big Ten Championship title
⚾ Matched a career high with 10 strikeouts
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This is Hroch’s first Big Ten award, coming a week after his teammate Cade Povich took home the same honor. Well deserved Mr. Mustache!!