COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College baseball graduate student Nick Dorcean (Bellerose, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy/SUNY Old Westbury) was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, May 6, earning his first accolade of the season.
Dorcean posted a 2.25 earned run average and .111 opposing batting average in two relief appearances against regionally-ranked teams last week. In the Purple Knights' 2-0 loss to Southern New Hampshire University on Tuesday, he allowed only one hit in six innings of shutout relief while striking out seven in a contest televised nationally on FOX College Sports. On Friday, he closed out his career with a two-inning stint at Franklin Pierce University, allowing two runs on two hits, with both runs scoring after he recorded the fifth of his six outs. Southern New Hampshire sat fourth in the latest NCAA East Region rankings while Franklin Pierce sat fifth.
In his first season of college baseball after missing his senior year due to injury at the State University of New York at Old Westbury, Dorcean struck out 34 batters, placing third on the squad, through 36 innings while starting four of his 12 appearances this season. In 121 career innings between the two schools, he fanned 131 batters.
As a team, the Purple Knights finished 9-32 overall and 4-19 in the NE10, with 15 losses coming by three runs or fewer. Dorcean aided a pitching staff that set a school record for pitching strikeouts (231) while yielding a .286 opposing batting average, its lowest in 12 years, and cut more than two runs from last year's ERA.