FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Fresh off a gem on the mound on Sunday, sophomore starting pitcher Kenny Sysyn of the Marymount baseball team was named Capital Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for the first time in his collegiate career, the league announced on Monday.
Sysyn took the mound in the second game of the seven-inning doubleheader on Sunday against Western Connecticut State, tossing his first collegiate complete game. In his seven innings on the hill, he fanned a career-high nine batters while giving up just one hit en route to the Saints' 11-1 victory.
For the year, he has tossed 12 innings in two games, both of which he record the win, while giving up five hits and registering 14 strikeouts. Giving up just two earned runs in the two games, he currently holds a 1.50 earned-run average.
Sysyn and the Saints hit the road on Wednesday, March 7 for their next game, traveling to Virginia Wesleyan for a non-conference nine-inning matchup. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.