JACKSONVILLE — Illinois College senior pitcher Nate Jones, an Althoff High graduate from Belleville, was named Midwest Conference Pitcher of the Week and also got a spot on the D3Baseball.com national Team of the Week after pitching a no-hitter against Grinnell College.
Jones pitched the first no-hitter of his baseball career -- and Illinois College's first no-hitter since 2010 -- in a 3-0 win Sunday over Grinnell College. Jones struck out 10 and allowed just one walk in the nine-inning, complete-game effort.
Jones (2-3) has 26 strikeouts and a 2.17 ERA over a team-high 37 1/3 innings of work and six starts this spring.
Before this season, Jones was 3-3 with a 3.73 during his Illinois College career. He earned All-Midwest Conference honors last spring.