March 21, 2011

Hermanson Named Akademia Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Week

Sacred Heart sophomore pitcher John Hermanson (Milford, CT/Jonathon Law High School) has been named Akadema/Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Week.

The righty went 2-0 on the week, beginning with a dominating mid-week performance against #19 UCONN.  Hermanson shut down the Huskies on one run and two hits with seven strikeouts over six innings in SHU's 5-4 win.  He then earned the win out of the bullpen in the finale of a four-game series with Monmouth.  Entering in the 10th inning of a 2-2 game, the righty pitched 2.0 scoreless frames to pick up the win. After the Pioneers took a 5-2 lead in the top of the 11th, he worked around a two-out hit in the bottom half of the inning and struck out a Monmouth pinch hitter to end it. 

He totaled eight strikeouts, four walks, three hits, and just oen run over eight innings of work on the week.   Hermanson is the second member of Sacred Heart's staff to claim the Akadema NEC Pitcher of the Week award in the last two weeks.