Michael Trionfo Named As CAA Co-Pitcher of Week
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 03/26/2012

RICHMOND, Va. – Junior righthander Michael Trionfo of Towson University has been named as the co-winner of the Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Pitcher of the Week award, it has been announced by CAA officials.

Trionfo shared the award with junior lefthander Kevin Ferguson of Northeastern University.

Last Friday, Trionfo pitched the Tigers to a 6-1 victory over the University of Delaware in the opening game of their three-game weekend series. The Tigers, who have won six of their last seven games, won two out of three against the Blue Hens. Towson is now 12-10 overall and 6-3 in the CAA.

Trionfo upped his record to 4-1 on the season by shutting out Delaware for 6.2 innings. He allowed seven hits and walked three batters as he constantly pitched out of trouble. In the first inning, the Blue Hens had runners on first and third with one out. Trionfo got the next hitter to ground into a double play, ending the threat. In the second inning, Delaware had runners on first and second with no outs when Trionfo got the next hitter to ground into a double play.

In his 6.2 innings of work, Trionfo stranded seven base runners before leaving a 3-0 advantage. Senior righthander Tyler Austin pitched the final 2.1 innings, earning a save as the Tigers pulled out a 6-1 victory. The Blue Hens ruined the shutout with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Trionfo and Austin also combined on a five-hitter in a 6-1 victory over George Mason on March 16.

Off to the best start of his career, Trionfo has been one of the top pitchers in the CAA this season. He is tied for the CAA lead with four victories. Trionfo has posted a 4-1 record with a 2.62 E.R.A., tenth in the CAA. In 34.1 innings, he has allowed 35 hits while walking eight batters with 23 strikeouts. He ranks tenth in the CAA in E.R.A.

The Tigers return to action on Tuesday night, facing No. 30 Virginia in Charlottesville at 5:00 p.m.


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