PRINCETON, N.J. – Noah Zavolas and Buddy Mrowka have been selected as this week's Ivy League Pitcher and Rookie of the Week respectively, as announced by the conference today. This is Zavolas' first honor of the season while Mrowka earned the honor once already during the 2018 campaign. Zavolas put on a stunning performance against Yale, throwing Harvard's first no-hitter since 2001 while Mrowka was instrumental in the Crimson's first Beanpot championship since 2014.
Last Friday evening, senior right-handed pitcher Noah Zavolas threw a complete game and no-hitter, leading Harvard to a 4-0 win over Ivy League leader Yale. The no-hitter was the first for the Crimson since 2001 when Ben Crockett tossed a no-no against Dartmouth. Zavolas notched a career-high 12 strikeouts, hurled over 115 pitches and walked just one batter. This season, just 19 no-hitters have been recorded in Division I baseball.
Buddy Mrowka had an equally momentous performance in Harvard's first Beanpot championship since 2014 when it defeated Northeastern 8-6 in Brookline, Mass. The freshman shined, going two-for-four at the plate and ripping a three-run triple in the top of the third that gave Harvard a 7-6 lead over the Huskies and the eventual Beanpot championship. This was the second Beanpot title under Bill Decker, and second in five years. Harvard defeated a previously 18-10 Northeastern team that was undefeated at home and ranked second in the Northeast region. Including the series against Yale, Mrowka hit .308 on the week, went two-for-two on stolen bases and netted four RBI.