May 1, 2008
Providence, RI - The honors continued to pour in for Brown senior pitcher Alex Silverman (Wilmington, NC) on Wednesday after his seven-inning, 16-strikeout performance on Saturday against Yale. Silverman was named to the College Baseball Foundation and Diamond Sports' "National All-Star Lineup," and was chosen by CollegeBaseballInsider.com as the Regional Player of the Week for the East.
Silverman, named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week on Monday and Ivy League Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday, struck out 16 Yale batters in seven innings in his final career start. Getting the start in the first game on Senior Day, Silverman came within one of Brown's single-game strikeout record as the Bears won, 8-0. Over the seven innings, Silverman allowed just five fair balls to be hit out of the infield. The only jam of the game for Silverman came in the fifth, when he got a bit wild and walked the bases loaded with one out. However, he used the wicked slider he had working all day to strike out the Bulldogs' 2-3 hitters to end the jam, cruising the rest of the way to one of three Brown shutouts on the weekend.
His 16 K's are believed to be a single, seven-inning game record. The single-game record is held by Bob Thorley '71, who struck out 17 Northeastern batters in a game on April 13, 1971.