Gowen earns first career weekly honor
NORTON, Mass. – Wheaton College first-year Jimmy Gowen (Brielle, N.J./St. Rose) has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Baseball Pitcher of the Week, it was announced by the league office earlier today.
Gowen appeared in three games out of the bullpen for the Lyons going 1-0 over seven innings pitched alongside an unblemished earned run average (ERA), three hits, one walk and three strikeouts. Against Worcester State on March 13, Gowen, who was forced to relieve Wheaton's starter after he threw just four pitches in his outing, tossed five shutout innings by scattering three hits and one walk to go with two strikeouts in the backend of its doubleheader. Less than 45 minutes prior to his relief appearance in game two against the Lancers, Gowen pitched a scoreless seventh inning in game one.
Gowen is currently 1-0 on the season in four appearances (zero starts) with a 0.00 ERA, five strikeouts and a 4.82 strikeout per game ratio.
So far in 2015, the Lyons' pitching staff has earned both NEWMAC Pitcher of the Week accolades as sophomore Kyle Kasprzyk (East Falmouth, Mass./Falmouth) took home the first weekly award of the season on March 9.
Wheaton (6-4) will play Suffolk University this Friday in Rindge, New Hampshire on the campus of Franklin Pierce University at 3:30 p.m.