Sorenson Selected As Co-Atlantic 10 Pitcher Of The Week
May 7, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass baseball senior right-hander Leif Sorenson has been selected as the Co-Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. The award is a career first for the closer and the third A-10 weekly honor for a member of the Minutemen this season.
Helping UMass to a 3-1 record last week, including a 2-1 series win over Richmond, Sorenson pitched four perfect innings over three appearances while logging his seventh, eighth and ninth saves of the season. He retired all 12 batters he faced and struck out three, lowering his season earned run average to 3.69. Sorenson matched the UMass single season saves mark against Northeastern on May 2 and broke the record on May 4 against the Spiders.
In conference play, Sorenson is now 3-2 on the year with four saves in nine appearances. He holds a 2.65 ERA over 17.0 innings with five walks to 15 strikeouts and an opponent batting average of .180.
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