CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – Freshman pitcher Nick Morena of the Queens College baseball team was recognized as the East Coast Conference (ECC) Rookie of the Week on Monday following his performance in the Knights' 7-2 win over Molloy on Monday, April 10. It is Morena's third ECC weekly honor of the season and second top rookie accolade.
Morena gave up just two unearned runs in a complete game effort against the Lions, picking up his third win of the season. He allowed only six hits over the full nine innings, while tallying five strikeouts with no walks.
The rookie right-hander started the season off on fire, as he was honored as the ECC Rookie of the Week back on Feb. 27 and was named ECC Pitcher of the Week on March 6. Morena has made seven starts, while also making two appearances out of the bullpen. He owns a 2.98 ERA, good for fourth in the ECC, and has racked up 39 strikeouts over 42.1 innings of work this season.
Morena and the Knights return to action on Friday, April 21, at Mercy at 3 p.m.