April 4, 2011

Leiningen Named Akadema NEC Pitcher of the Week

(Fairfield, CT) - For the third straight week, freshman pitcher Nick Leiningen (Millwood, NY) has been honored by the Northeast Conference by being named Akadema NEC Pitcher of the Week.

Leiningen pitched his first career complete game shutout against Quinnipiac in a 1-0 seven-inning win for the Pioneers Saturday afternoon.  He held the Bobcats to just three hits for the game and did not allow a hit over the final three innings.  In doing so, he lowered his batting average against mark to a league-best .174.  He walked two and struck out one.

The rookie lefty pitched a complete game and held an NEC opponent to three hits for the second consecutive start, and now has been named both NEC Pitcher of the Week and NEC Rookie of the week twice.