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D1Baseball/AstroTurf Player Of The Week: Gonzaga’s Alek Jacob


Gonzaga righthanded pitcher Alek Jacob joined the history books last week, and for that, he’s our latest D1Baseball/AstroTurf National Player of the Week.

Jacob threw the Zags’ first no-hitter since 1990, and just the fifth overall, in a dominant win over Pepperdine last week. In that contest, the junior 6-foot-3, 190-pounder, struck out 12, walked just two batters and finished the start with 124 pitches. Also impressive about his start is that he didn’t use some overpowering fastball to do the deed — he mixed his 84-86 mph fastball with his filthy changeup to dominate the Waves’[…]