Valdosta Daily Times

Local Sports

February 14, 2013

Nick Fogarty named Division II Pitcher of the Week

VSU left-hander pitched a perfect game vs. Paine

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State’s Nick Fogarty has been chosen the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s Division II Pitcher of the Week.

Fogarty earned the award after pitching a perfect game against Paine College last Saturday at Billy Grant Field.

On Saturday, pitching the second game of a doubleheader, Fogarty was brilliant. He faced 21 batters in the seven-inning game, and retired all 21 of them. He struck out nine batters, got seven batters to fly out and recorded five ground ball outs. The Blazers won the game 12-0.

“It is overwhelming, really,” Fogarty said after the game. “You never expect to do it. You never go out thinking you are going to do it. Then it just happens. In the fifth inning, I thought to myself, “Wow, I’ve really been cruising. I need to keep bearing down.’

“It is crazy. I never thought it would happen to me. It is overwhelming. I am speechless at this point.”

A perfect game is one of the most elusive accomplishments in baseball. Fogarty’s perfect game was just the second in VSU’s 58-year history, and the fifth in Gulf South Conference history.

It was Fogarty’s second dominant performance in two starts this year. In his first start of the season, he pitched six shutout innings against Lynn. He struck out a career-high 12 batters and allowed just two hits.

Fogarty currently has a 2-0 record and a 0.00 earned run average this season. He has struck out 21 batters in 13 innings, and has held opposing batters to a .049 batting average.

Valdosta State is 5-2 after seven games. Fogarty and the Blazers will travel to Columbia, S.C. this weekend to face Benedict.

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • Blazers to play three games on GSC-TV

    Valdosta State will play three televised games this fall, the Gulf South Conference announced Wednesday as it released its GSC-TV schedule.

    July 31, 2014

  • 2014 World Championships 216 (640x427).jpg Best of the Best

    The students of Performance Martial Arts Academy continue to rack up accolades and after a weekend in Little Rock, Ark., those accolades include the title of world champion.
    Mark Webb and Madison Swain both earned world championships at the American Taekwondo Association's Taekwondo World Championships a few weeks ago. Four other Performance Martial Arts students also competed in the event.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • Berrien practice 1a.jpg Moving forward

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • Falcons_Ryan.jpg Ryan takes teaching role for Falcons offense

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bridgestone_Tiger.jpg Woods faces 2 big weeks that shape rest of season

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0728-Lowndes practice4.jpg Vikings working out with padded practice, scrimmage on the horizon

    The look was familiar Monday at Martin Stadium.
    The Lowndes High football team’s conditioning practice was essentially a duplicate of the workouts the Vikings have completed throughout the summer.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Thomasville_Ryals.jpg South Georgia special for high school coaches

    Phillip Johnson remembers when he had a “Wizard of Oz” moment.
    The North Carolina native moved to Georgia when he was 26 and Johnson, now Lanier County’s second-year head coach, recalls a 7-on-7 tournament leading to the realization that he wasn’t in Kansas — or in his case, North Carolina — anymore.
     

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Nolin settling in as new VSU soccer coach

    Meet Rebecca Nolin, VSU's new soccer coach.

    July 28, 2014

  • Induction Crowd: Honorees were genuine, down to earth

    More than 48,000 people gathered under the scorching sun at The Clark Sports Center for the 75th National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Sunday, including one woman who carpooled to the event with more than 40 other people.

    July 28, 2014

  • Braves trio all business at inductions

    The Braves seemed almost businesslike in their approach -- something you might expect from a trio that won so consistently.
    Managers Joe Torre and Tony La Russa also remained calm and collected throughout their addresses.
    Frank Thomas took care of the emotional side, his voice breaking and his eyes moist during a heartfelt speech Sunday at the Clark Sports Center.
     

    July 28, 2014

Blazers Blog
More