SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University baseball freshman James Karinchak has been named the Northeast Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week as well as the Rookie of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
Karinchak dazzled in his first career NEC start against Central Connecticut on Saturday. The right-hander tossed a three-hit shutout in Bryant’s 8-0 victory over the Blue Devils. Karinchak walked two, struck out seven and set down 13-straight at one point. He improved to 3-4 on the year and lowered his ERA to 3.49. Karinchak leads the NEC with 39 strikeouts.
This is the second rookie of the week honor for Karinchak and his first pitcher of the week recognition.