(KSDK Sports) -- Maybe a starter is just what Saint Louis junior RHP James Norwood should be? In his Atlantic 10 debut as a starter, Norwood threw a one-hit shutout at Rhode Island, striking out six and walking two. Only four URI hitters were able to reach base. The performance earned Norwood his first A-10 weekly honor as the conferences Pitcher of the Week. Norwood is the fourth Billiken to earn weekly honors this season.
On the year, Norwood is 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA and a .172 batting average against. Norwood and the Billikens return to action on Wednesday, March 26, when they take on the Eastern Illinois Panthers in Charleston, Ill. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. Freshman RHP Robert Plohr will get the start for Saint Louis.