SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week: Ryan Schwenn, Whittier College
Ryan Schwenn, Whittier
(Senior, Pitcher - Scottsdale, AZ)
Ryan again for the second straight week has been impressive on the mound as he pitched his first career no hitter against the Leopards of the University of La Verne who are ranked No. 25 in the country and atop the SCIAC standings in first place. He was a walk away from a perfect game as he went 9.0 innings surrendering a walk to go with four strikeouts in route to the 4-0 victory. With the win he now improves his record to 6-3 on the season compiling the best statistics he has ever had at Whittier College remaining atop the SCIAC statistics for wins. The no hitter to many is one of hardest feats ever to achieve in baseball, while some argue the unassisted triple play or hitting for the cycle is even harder but Schwenn achieved this feat this evening marking the first time in head Coach Mike Rizzo's tenure at Whittier College that one has been thrown. It also marks the first time in Schwenn's career he has ever thrown a no hitter etching his name into the Whittier College record books.