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Jake Kawiecki Earns First Career CCC Pitcher of the Week Award

Jake Kawiecki Earns First Career CCC Pitcher of the Week Award

CCC Release

Junior from Burlington, Conn. went 2-0 last week and extended scoreless innings streak to 22

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 24, 2017) – Junior right-hander Jake Kawiecki (Burlington, Conn.) of the Western New England University baseball team has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Pitcher of the Week for the first time in his career, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.

Kawiecki earns this honor after winning both of his starts last week while striking out nine batters and surrendering just three hits over 11 shutout innings on the mound. The junior has not allowed a run to score over his last 22 innings of work, dating back to March 30.

In his first start of the week on Tuesday at Suffolk, Kawiecki registered four strikeouts while giving up just one hit and issuing one walk over five scoreless frames in a 17-2 victory. He followed that up with six more shutout frames in Saturday's 12-0 win over Roger Williams, striking out five batters and yielding just two hits.

In six starts this season, Kawiecki is 3-1 with a 1.41 earned run average (4th in CCC) and 28 strikeouts in 32 innings. The Burlington, Conn. native has made 13 career appearances with 11 starts, posting a record of 6-1 with a 2.09 ERA and 43 punchouts in 56 frames.

Western New England (19-12, 8-6 CCC) returns to action on Thursday with a non-conference contest at Brandeis. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.