Trionfo Named As CAA Co-Pitcher of Week Again
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 04/02/2012

RICHMOND, Va. – Junior righthander Michael Trionfo of the Tigers has been named as the co-winner of the Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Pitcher of the Week award for the week ending April 1, it has been announced by CAA officials.

Trionfo, who was honored by the CAA for the second consecutive week, shared the award with senior lefthander A.J. Johnson of George Mason University.

In the opening game of the Tigers’ three-game weekend series at William and Mary, Trionfo pitched the Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Tribe.

While outdueling William and Mary’s Matt Davenport (4-2, 1.37), Trionfo pitched six shutout innings. In six innings, he allowed only four hits with three walks and five strikeouts. Sophomore righthander Chris Acker pitched three innings of solid relief as the Tigers won the opener, 2-1.

Trionfo, who earned fifth victory of the season, has won three straight decisions, beating George Mason, Delaware and William and Mary in three CAA g ames. Over his last three starts, Trionfo is 3-0 with a 0.46 E.R.A.

Ranked fifth in the CAA with a 2.23 E.R.A., Trionfo owns a 5-1 record with a 2.23 E.R.A. He ranks fifth in the CAA in E.R.A. In seven games this season, Trionfo has pitched 40.1 innings while allowing 39 hits with 11 walks and 28 strikeouts.

The Tigers, who are now 13-14 overall, visit George Washington University on Tuesday afternoon, their tenth consecutive road game. Over the weekend, the Tigers return to Colonial Athletic Association action when they host Old Dominion University in a three-game series.

The Tigers, who are 7-5 in the CAA, are part of a three-way for third place in the CAA with William and Mary (19-11, 7-5) and Delaware (14-14, 7-5).

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