CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – Freshman pitcher Nick Morena was named East Coast Conference (ECC) Rookie of the Week on Monday after a dominant effort on the mound in a 6-0 shutout win for the Queens College baseball team over Stonehill College on Sunday.
Morena pitched seven scoreless innings in Sunday's victory over Stonehill. He racked up 12 strikeouts while giving up just two hits and one walk in his Queens debut, picking up the first win of his young career and leading the Knights to their first shutout of the season.
The Knights concluded their Myrtle Beach trip with a 2-3 overall record. On Friday night, they knocked off No. 12 Franklin Pierce, 5-3, for their first win of the season.
Queens takes the field next on Saturday, March 4, for its home opener in a doubleheader against Goldey-Beacom College beginning at noon.