FAIRFIELD, Conn – Junior right-hander James Cooksey (Norwalk, CT) has been named Northeast Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week. Sacred Heart has now accumulated eight NEC weekly awards this season.
Coming out of the bullpen, Cooksey pitched 7.2 scoreless innings to earn wins in both of Sacred Heart's victories over Wagner Sunday afternoon. The Connecticut-native pitched 3.2 innings in the Pioneers come-from-behind win in game one of the afternoon, before throwing four perfect innings to close out a 12-inning 3-1 win in game two. Cooksey currently leads the NEC with a miniscule 1.09 earned run average in 49.2 innings.
Cooksey and the Pioneers will finish out their regular season this week with a mid-week game at Quinnipiac on Tuesday and then a four-game series at CCSU over the weekend.