Blandino Named NEC Rookie of the Week

Freshman righty Matt Blandino was named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for the second time this season.  Blandino and the Blue Devils topped Bryant 3-1 on Sunday to grab the fourth and final game of the weekend series.

Blandino won his second game of the season in impressive fashion on Sunday afternoon, holding league-leader Bryant to one run in a complete game victory. Blandino got stronger as the game went along, and retired the final seven batters he faced and 14 of the final 16 batters in the game.

After allowing a leadoff double in the fifth be allowed only two more base runners. With one out and a man on third in the fifth he induced two groundouts to end the threat. He struck out four and forced 13 ground ball outs while walking just one batter. Bryant was averaging 7.1 runs per game on the season prior to Sunday.