June 8, 2011

Leiningen Named to Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team

(Fairfield, CT) – Sacred Heart Pioneer freshman pitcher Nick Leiningen (Millwood, NY) has once again earned another accolade for his outstanding rookie campaign.  Leiningen was named to the "Louisville Slugger" Freshman All-American Baseball Team, selected by the newspaper Collegiate Baseball.

Leiningen went 7-4 this season with one save and a 4.46 ERA, striking out 39 batters.  He also was named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year, as well as to the All-NEC 2nd Team and the All-NEC Tournament Team.

The rookie lefty finished third in the NCAA with seven complete games, including a nine-inning 6-1 win over Monmouth in day two of the NEC Baseball Tournament.

Leiningen was twice named both NEC Pitcher of the Week and NEC Rookie of the week this season.