Richard Stockton College junior pitcher Michelle Pietrocola was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week for the first time in her career Monday.
Pietrocola posted three consecutive shutouts and struck out 28 batters in 21 innings as the Ospreys finished the final week of the regular season 5-1. Her first shutout was four-hitter with three strikeouts in a key 1-0 NJAC win over Kean University on April 23.
She then blanked Drew University with a one-hitter in which she tied her season high with 15 strikeouts. Pietrocola finished the week with a two-hit shutout and 10 strikeouts against New Jersey City on Saturday.
Pietrocola ranks second in the league in opposing batting average (.158), third in strikeouts (180) and wins (15) and fifth in ERA (0.94).
Cumberland County College baseball: The Dukes (32-12) swept Union County College 9-3 and 17-4 in a doubleheader Sunday to finish the regular season. Freshman Anthony Lopez (Buena Regional) was 2-for-4 in game one and tripled in both games. He leads the National Junior College Athletic Association in hits (69) and triples (10).
Vaughn Watson (Vineland) hit a two-run single and Terrance Stewart (Atlantic City) was 2-for-3 in game one. Gabe Casillas (Sacred Heart) went 2-for-3 with four RBIs in the second game.
Cumberland finished the regular season at 32-12.