Little East Conference
Weekly Awards Program
(Through games of Sunday, March 25)
Baseball – Report #4
Jordan Muchin, Jr., RHP, West Hartford
Earned the award for the second time in his career. Muchin lowered his season ERA to 1.27 by pitching a shutout for the second straight season in the home-opener Saturday. In the seven-inning 2-0 victory over Brandeis University, Muchin allowed four singles and no walks with seven strikeouts for his first win of the year and tenth of his three-year career. He allowed two-out singles in the second and seventh, a leadoff single in the third, and a one-out single in the fifth. No runner reached third base. This year, Muchin has fanned 26 and walked one in 21 1/3 innings.
Softball – Report #3
Morgan Bolduk, Fr., Utility, Vernon
Earned the award for the second time in three weeks. Coming off an 11-day layoff due to a foot injury, Bolduk pitched a complete-game seven-hitter with six strikeouts and two walks in a 3-2 win at Springfield College Saturday. In her first win as a starter, Bolduk handed Springfield its second loss against ten wins, recording her third complete game in four starts. Bolduk outdueled Springfield's unbeaten pitcher Shelby Allen, allowing only one earned run. Bolduk never allowed more than one hit in an inning until the sixth and stranded three runners in both the sixth and seventh, getting outfield fly balls to end each of those final two innings. Bolduk also contributed two hits and scored a run in the doubleheader and handled five fielding chances without an error. The team leader in pitching wins, Bolduk has a 4-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in a team-high 28 innings and is also second on the team with a .407 batting average and is perfect on 26 defensive chances. She has made starts at pitcher and first base and has batted leadoff in each of her starts.