Morena Named NCBWA East Region Pitcher of the Week

Morena Named NCBWA East Region Pitcher of the Week

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – After earning East Coast Conference (ECC) Pitcher of the Week on Monday, freshman Nick Morena of the Queens College baseball team landed National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) East Region Pitcher of the Week honors on Tuesday.

With only two starts under his belt, Morena has already earned three weekly awards through the first two weeks of the Knights' season. The right-hander was first honored as ECC Rookie of the Week on Monday, Feb. 27, before picking up the pair of top pitching honors this week.

Morena (2-0) guided the Knights to their fourth consecutive win on Sunday against Goldey-Beacom College, tossing a complete-game shutout. The rookie allowed only three hits and picked up seven strikeouts, as Queens completed a three-game sweep of the Lightning.

In his two starts on the mound this season, Morena has given up only five hits over 14 scoreless innings, while piling up 19 strikouts.

Queens will return to action on Thursday, March 9, for a road contest at Philadelphia University at 2 p.m.