March 23, 2009

Fitton Nabs NEC Pitcher of the Week Honors

March 23, 2009

FAIRFIELD, CT - Sophomore Matt Fitton (Lebanon, CT) was named the Akadema/Northeast Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week today, after tossing the first complete game of the season for the Pioneers against Maine on Saturday.

Fitton become one of six NEC pitchers to toss a complete game this season when he shut down Maine for nine innings during a 4-1 victory. The 6-foot-8 southpaw allowed only one run on four hits against a perennial contender in the America East Conference.

Fitton allowed back-to-back doubles in the second inning when Maine scored its lone run, but surrendered only two hits in his final 7.0 frames of work. The sophomore lefty worked around leadoff walks in the fourth and fifth innings by retiring the next three batters in order during each of the frames.