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CVCC’s Banks Named NJCAA Division II Pitcher Of The Week
Brett Banks pitched a perfect game for CVCC.
photo courtesy of Catawba Valley Community College Athletics

CVCC’s Banks Named NJCAA Division II Pitcher of the Week

Catawba Valley Community College freshman Brett Banks was named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Pitcher of the Week on Wednesday.

Banks, a right-hander from Garner, N.C., becomes the 11th Red Hawk baseball player to earn a weekly honor from the NJCAA and the sixth CVCC pitcher to earn that distinction.

“It’s a really special moment,” Banks said of his honor. “I’m really thankful just to be able to go out there, compete and get the job done.”

Banks re-wrote the Red Hawk record books on Saturday, tossing a seven-inning perfect game — the first-ever perfect game in CVCC baseball history and the sixth no-hit performance by a Catawba Valley pitcher.

“All of my teammates and my coaches have been really supportive over what I’ve done,” Banks said. “It’s just been an unreal moment. I just tried to stay locked in and focused throughout the game. I wasn’t really thinking about it until the last inning. It was a really big adrenaline rush.”

Banks and the Red Hawks return to action on Saturday with the first two games of a three-game weekend series against Rockingham Community College.