Hilo Vulcan Jordan Kurokawa receives two Pitcher of the Week awards

Kurokawa continues to receive recognition for his two-hit, seven-strikeout shut out of Division I University of Hawai’i.

Jordan Kurokawa
Jordan Kurokawa

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo pitcher Jordan Kurokawa has received prestigious recognition this week, twice.

Earlier this week it was announced Kurokawa was selected the PacWest Pitcher of the Week following a stellar performance in the Vulcan’s season-opener against Division I University of Hawaiʻi, tossing a nine-inning shutout in the 1-0 victory.

The senior right-hander allowed just two hits and two walks, while striking out seven in the complete-game effort. After back-to-back singles in the third inning, Kurokawa retired the next eight Rainbow Warriors in order. He then retired the final nine hitters in order, allowing the Vulcans score in the bottom of the seventh inning to stand up. In front of eight MBL scouts, the 2015 Golden State Collegiate Baseball League Pitcher of the Year’s fast-ball was in the mid-90s while his off-speed pitches were in the upper 70s.

This is his fourth PacWest Pitcher of the Week honor.

Yesterday it was announced Kurokawa also has been selected the National College Baseball Writers Association’s Regional Pitcher of the Week.

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