Moran Collects Weekly Regional Honor
STANDISH, ME – The Eastern College Athletic Conference has announced its weekly honors and Saint Joseph’s College junior Pat Moran (Winterport, ME/Hampden Academy) has been named as the New England Region DIII Baseball Pitcher of the Week. Moran collects the regional accolade after being named the GNAC Pitcher of the Week for the reporting period ending April 11th.
Moran tossed 8 1/3 innings for the week, allowing two runs and five hits with 14 strikeouts and no walks. The right-hander improved to 5-0 with a victory over Norwich on April 11th and collected his first save of the season in a win over Daniel Webster on April 9th. The junior, also one of the Monks’ top hitters, belted a pair of home runs and registered eight RBI's during the week.
He leads the GNAC with 53 strikeouts in 45 innings and his 2.40 earned run average ranks third in the conference. Moran has walked three batters this season and his corresponding 0.8 walks per nine innings ranks eighth in all of NCAA DIII Baseball as of April 12th.
Moran has proven to be one of the top all-around contributors in the GNAC this season. A dangerous hitter, he leads the GNAC with six home runs and is tied for second on the team with 26 RBI. He ranks as the Monks’ third-leading hitter with a .394 (26-66) batting average and his .727 slugging percentage is tops on the squad.
The SJC staff ace has taken home GNAC Pitcher of the Week honors twice this season. Moran was also named to the 2008 GNAC All-Tournament Team as a pivotal member of a St. Joe’s team that collected its first conference title as a first-year member of the league.
Saint Joseph’s (21-9, 9-1 GNAC) will travel down the road to Gorham on Thursday to take on Southern Maine in a 3:30 PM contest.
About the ECAC
The Eastern College Athletic Conference is the nation’s largest athletic conference and only multi-divisional conference, with 319 member institutions and over 122,000 student-athletes ranging from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois. The ECAC publicizes the achievements of over 750 student-athletes annually through the postseason all-stars. In men’s basketball, the ECAC awards one Division II all-star team and four regional Division III all-star teams (New England, Upstate, Metro, and South).
Courtesy: St. Joe's Athletic Communications