Burnham Named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week; Toke On Weekly Honor Roll

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The duo led Seton Hall to a sweep of Georgetown this past weekend​


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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - Senior Tyler Burnham (East Brunswick, N.J.) has been named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week after tossing the fifth no-hitter in the history of the Seton Hall baseball program on Sunday against Georgetown. Graduate student Matt Toke (Three Bridges, N.J.) earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for his play against the Hoyas.

Burnham struck out a career-high 14 batters on 128 pitches. He recorded at least one strikeout in six of the nine innings and struck out the side twice. His 14 Ks are the most ever tallied in a Seton Hall no-hitter. The senior retired nine consecutive batters from the sixth through the eighth innings. Burnham has been a part of two of the program's five no-hitters, including a combined no-hitter on March 30, 2019 against Iona.

Toke batted .467 (7-for-15) with two doubles, five RBI and three runs scored in the Pirates' sweep of Georgetown. He slugged .600 and had an on-base percentage of.500. Tokeent 3-for-4 in game one with a two RBI single that turned a one-run Seton Hall lead into a 4-1 advantage in the top of the fifth. In game three, after Georgetown had cut their deficit to one to make it 4-3 in the top of the eighth, Toke delivered a bases clearing, three-run double that broke the game open. He registered 32 putouts, three assists and didn't commit an error in four games at first base.

Concluded his weekend of outstanding defense at first base by making two great plays that helped secure Tyler Burnham's no-hitter; fielded a ground ball and made a full extension dive that beat the runner by a step to record the final out of the eighth, started and finished the game-ending double play.