April 15, 2014

Quinnipiac Freshman Brandon Shileikis Named MAAC Baseball Rookie of the Week

Quinnipiac University freshman Brandon Shileikis (North Dighton, Mass.) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Baseball Rookie of the Week on Tuesday, Apr. 15, as announced by the league office. 

Brandon Shileikis, in just his second career start, tossed a nine-inning, complete game, one-hit shutout to complete a three-game MAAC series sweep against Iona on Sunday, Apr. 13. Shileikis gave up a one-out seeing-eye single in the third inning that skipped under the glove of a Quinnipiac fielder, narrowly missing the second no-hitter in Quinnipiac history. He went on to face the minumum (15) over the final five innings of play for his first collegiate victory.

For the year, Shileikis is 1-0 with a 3.62 earned-run-average. In 27 1/3 innings pitched, to date, he has allowed 13 runs - 11 earned - on 28 hits while striking out seven. 

Shileikis is the second Quinnipiac player to learn the weekly Rookie honor, joining classmate Thomas Jankins, who was named on Mar. 25.