Fairfield, CT – Junior Nick Leiningen (Millwood, NY) has been named this week's Northeast Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week. SHU defeated the Quinnpiac Bobcats three out of four games this past weekend.
The junior lefty threw a seven inning shutout in game one of the Saturday doubleheader against their NEC rival. The seven shutout innings started a streak of 21 consecutive scoreless innings for the Pioneer pitching staff. He allowed only four base-runners the entire game, all reaching via singles. The former NEC Rookie of the Year (2011) struck out four batters while walking none during his economical showing. Leiningen retired the side in order during five of the game's seven frames. SHU outscored Quinnipiac 33-1 in the final three games of their four game set.
SHU Baseball is back at it Tuesday afternoon when they host the Hartford Hawks at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.